Scottish Old People’s Welfare Council, Petitioners: SCS 1987

The organisation (‘Age Concern Scotland’) challenged guidance issued by the chief adjudication officer regarding social security payments for severe weather conditions. Lord Clyde concluded that any member of the public, or an association such as the petitioners, was entitled to bring proceedings to enforce the proper administration of social security legislation, subject to demonstrating a sufficient interest.


Lord Clyde


1987 SLT 179

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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.448086