Secretary of State for Health, ex parte Alcohol Recovery Project [1993] COD 344 (QBD

Consultation – legitimate expectation

The failure by Secretary of State for Health to consult voluntary organisations providing care to people dependent on drugs or alcohol, before deciding not to make specific grants for alcohol and drug dependency under s7E Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, was not a breach of legitimate expectation. This was so even though such organisations had been consulted initially on policy in relation to the s7E power.

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