HC Deb 18 July 1986 vol 101 c650W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Attorney-General if it is now the invariable practice for the single judge, in refusing an application for a judicial review, to state his reasons; and if he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

Where an application for leave to apply for judicial review is refused without a hearing, it is the practice of the judge to state his reasons in writing, concisely, on the prescribed form of notice of his decision. Where there is a hearing the court indicates its reasons when announcing its decision to refuse leave.

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