Judicial Review

Justice written question – answered on 29th January 2013.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of applications for judicial review.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

As set out in the recent engagement exercise, “Judicial Reform: proposals for reform”, there has been a significant growth in the use of judicial review to challenge the actions and decisions of public authorities, from 4,250 in 1998 to over 11,000 in 2011. This has been mainly as a result of the growth in the number of challenges made in immigration and asylum matters. We are continuing to investigate the causes.

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