HL Deb 18 March 1996 vol 570 c86WA
Lord Windlesham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applications were made to the High Court of Justice for leave to challenge administrative decisions by way of judicial review in 1974 and 1994 respectively, and the number of cases in each of those two years in which the ultimate finding by the courts was that Ministers or government officials had acted unlawfully.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Chief Executive of the Court Service. I have accordingly asked the Chief Executive to reply direct.

Letter to Lord Windlesham from the Chief Executive of the Court Service, Mr. M. D. Huebner.


The Lord Chancellor has asked me to reply to the above Question about judicial reviews in 1974 and 1994.

No statistics of the number of judicial review applications exist prior to 1980. There were 3,208 applications for judicial review in 1994. Unfortunately, the breakdown you have requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.