“On an application for judicial review of the Secretary of State’s alleged failure to take steps to implement targets specified in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 and the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy, and in particular for eliminating fuel poverty ‘as far as reasonably practicable’, where the legal obligation on the Secretary of State had been defined in terms of effort and endeavour, arguments as to the desirability of the Government’s policy on the use of available money were not apt to found an argument of breach of statutory duty and judicial review, absent a rationality challenge.”
WLR Daily, 31st July 2009
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.
Queen’s Bench Divisional Court
“The complete integrity of public interest immunity certificates and the schedules attached to them, signed by ministers of the Crown, was absolutely essential in all cases in which they were put forward. The courts had to be able to have complete confidence in them. Nothing less was acceptable.”
The Times, 3rd August 2009