Regina v Somerset County Council ex parte Fewings and Others: QBD 10 Feb 1994

A Local Authority could include ethical considerations in making a decision to ban hunting over land which it owned if the power which it sought to use was in the Act.


Times 10-Feb-1994, Independent 16-Feb-1994


Local Government Act 1972 120(1)(b)


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromRegina v Somerset County Council Ex Parte Fewings and Others CA 22-Mar-1995
The local authority had accepted the argument that stag hunting was cruel and had banned it from the land it owned in the Quantocks. The ban was challenged.
Held: The ban was unlawful. The decision had been reached on moral, and not on . .
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Local Government, Animals, Land

Updated: 07 April 2022; Ref: scu.88071