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

Facts

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

Issue

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

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Most administrative decisions do not need reasons to be given, but this one did
  • The Secretary no longer has this power
RELATED CASE  R v Fulling [1987]

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