The Secretary of State For Health, The Secretary Of State For Trade and Industry, H M Attorney General v Imperial Tobacco Limited etc: CA 16 Dec 1999

The fact that a European Directive appeared to be likely to be subject to a successful adverse finding in a pending hearing, was not sufficient to restrict the right of a member state to legislate to give effect to the Directive, even if they chose to give it effect before the required date. The damage which might follow from such an implementation was short of irreparable.


Times 17-Dec-1999, Gazette 13-Jan-2000


England and Wales


Appeal fromRegina v Secretary of State for Health; Scientific Committee for Tobacco and Health ex parte Imperial Tobacco Limited and Others Admn 6-Jul-1998
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