The taxi driver had been acquitted for making a false statement to support his application. The magistrates had found that the form he had been requested to use had not been approved properly by the authority. It was accepted that the information, as to previous convictions, could properly have been asked of him.
Held: The information requested was plainly within the scope of an officer to whom this task had been delegated, and the authority’s appeal succeeded.
 EWHC 1613 (Admin)
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 57(3), Local Government Act 1972 101
England and Wales
Cited – Regina (on the Application of the Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police) v Birmingham Justices Admn 30-May-2002
The Chief Constable applied for anti-social behaviour orders, but the applications were made by his officers under purported delegated powers. The district judge rejected the applications saying that the power to make such an application could not . .
Cited – Carltona Ltd v Commissioners of Works CA 1943
Ministers May Act through Civil Servants
The plaintiffs owned a factory which was to be requisitioned. They sought a judicial review of the lawfulness of the order making the requisition, saying that the 1939 Regulations had been implemented not by the Minister as required, but by an . .
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Updated: 21 May 2021; Ref: scu.229310