HC Deb 13 May 1982 vol 23 c319W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will name the appellant who is contesting the validity of the Leasehold Reform Act at the Court of Human Rights.

Mr. Stanley

I regret that I am unable to do this. The case is currently before the European Commission of Human Rights whose rules of procedure, to which I referred in my answer to the hon. Member on 26 April—[Vol. 22, c.195]—provide that the contents of all case-files shall be confidential. Even when the Commission announces its decision on admissibility, the rules of procedure provide that the applicant shall not be identified unless the Commission so decides.