Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985] 1 AC 374

Fellows, Jamie (2016) Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985] 1 AC 374. Res Judicata: contemporary issues in administrative and public law, 16 February 2016.

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This article deals with an important English case that highlights a problem, relevant today in Australia also around the issue of non-statutory executive powers, that permits the executive to ignore natural justice requirements on the pretext of national security. In this case, the Prime Minister of England, Baroness Thatcher, used reasons associated with national security as a basis for excluding union representation for GCHQ staff. This case is but one case that raises questions associated with the proper use of non-statutory executive powers (also known as the 'prerogative powers').

Item ID: 42905
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2206-3145
Keywords: non-executive statutory powers, prerogative powers, Council of Civil Service Unions, Minister for the Civil Service
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