HC Deb 28 April 1986 vol 96 c283W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the number of judicial reviews in which his Department has been involved since 1 March 1974; and on how many occasions the court of final recourse has found against him.

Sir Keith Joseph

Particulars are only readily available for the period since 1 January 1982. Since that date I have been involved in 33 applications for judicial review. In 11 of these the court has granted relief to the applicants, and in three I have submitted to judgment. The total of 33 includes five cases in which the court has granted leave, but the substantive hearing has not yet taken place. Particulars for the period from 1 March 1974 to 31 December 1981 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.