British Oxygen Co v Minister of Technology [1971]

Facts

  • In providing grants to businesses, theTechnology Minister had made it his clear policy not to grant for items costing less than £25/unit
  • British Oxygen’s application for £4million at £20/unit was rejected

Issue

  • Could the minister the forced to accept the application

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Where a policy is publicly known and ears are not shut to applications, there is no claim
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