R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex p Pegasus Holdings [1989]


  • Pegasus Holdings, a holiday company, used Romanian pilots to fly their passengers
  • The pilots agreed to take some UK safety tests voluntarily, which showed in every case that they should not be piloting aircraft in British Aerospace
  • The Transport Secretary immediately grounded all of Pegasus’ planes


  • Could this decision be appealed


  • No


  • The decision was made in an emergency – there buy xanax tablets online uk would have been an immediate risk to public safety if the planes continued to fly, therefore no appeal could be bought
  • The decision was only made for an interim period, therefore a more substantive decision could be made in good time
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