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Judicial Review

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to stop weak judicial review cases.

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

With effect from 1 July we have removed the right to an oral renewal hearing in applications for judicial review where a judge has certified that the case is totally without merit. We have also, from that date, reduced the time limit for applying for permission to bring a planning or a procurement judicial review from three months to six weeks in planning cases and 30 days in procurement cases. In addition the Government intends to introduce a fee for an oral renewal in due course.

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