Meadows and Others v The Attorney General and Another: PC 19 Oct 2017

(From the Court of Appeal of Jamaica) This appeal raises the question whether, under section 3 of the Electric Lighting Act 1890, the relevant Minister had power in 2001 to grant to the second respondent (‘JPS’) an exclusive licence for the supply of electricity for 20 years for the whole of the island of Jamaica. The appellants represent certain local interests concerned to secure cheaper electricity on the island. Their principal objection is that the grant of such a licence is contrary to the policy of the 1890 Act, by creating a monopoly rather than promoting competition.’


Lord Neuberger, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath


[2017] UKPC 29





Commercial, Utilities

Updated: 01 April 2022; Ref: scu.598624