Judicial Review

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what were their reasons for halving the normal period of 12 weeks for public consultation on their proposals to abbreviate the procedures for the judicial review of administrative action.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform was a short engagement exercise, setting out a small number of simple, straightforward procedural reforms to make the judicial review process function better. For this reason, in line with the Government's new consultation principles, which provide for a more targeted approach to consultation, proportional to the potential impacts (17 July 2012, Hansard, col. 117WS), we believe that the six week engagement period provided sufficient time for consultees to consider the proposals and provide a meaningful response.

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