Regina v Immigration Appeal Tribunal, ex parte Alexander: HL 5 Jul 1982

The appellant had sought to enter the UK. She first showed an entry clearence certificate which had been obtained by deception. She then sought entry as a student. The officer refused, saying that he had no discretion in the matter. The plaintiff said that he did have a discretion, and that therefore the refusl was unlawful.
Held: The words were to be construed as a whole and not strictly. The officer did have a discretion.
Lord Diplock, rd Keith of Kinkel, Lord Roskill, Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord Brightman
[1982] 1 WLR 1076, [1982] UKHL 11, [1982] 2 All ER 766, [1982] Imm AR 50
Bailii
Immigration Act 1971
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CitedKan Zhou v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 31-Jan-2003
The applicant had been granted leave to enter the UK as a student. He challenged by way of review a decision to curtail that leave. He had taken part time work.
Held: The decision to revoke the leave was unlawful. The statement said that he . .

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