Doody v Secretary of State for the Home Department [1993]


  • At the time, the Home Secretary decided upon the length of murder sentences


  • Could Doody require reasons for the Secretary of State’s decision of length of his sentence


  • Yes


  • Most administrative decisions do not need reasons to be given, but this one did
  • The Secretary no longer has this power
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