HL Deb 08 December 2004 vol 667 c40WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will keep records of the annual numbers, outcomes and costs of judicial reviews taken in respect of public authorities in Northern Ireland. [HL218]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

The Northern Ireland Court Service maintains a central register of judicial reviews recording the number of applications for leave to apply for judicial review.

The Court Service is currently developing its systems to enable the outcome of cases to be held on the register.

The costs associated with judicial reviews are a matter for the parties concerned and are not recorded centrally.