R v Higher Education Funding Council, ex p Institute of Dental Surgery [1994]


  • The institute of dental surgery had its research quality downgraded, resulting in a loss of £1/3 million in funding


  • Could reasons be required for this decision


  • Yes


  • Reasons may be required where individual rights are affected, or where a decision appears aberrant; the latter being the operative condition here; it was inexplicable why funding had been reduced
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