*R (on the application of Jefferies and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another

Natural justice – Legitimate expectation. The court should not, as a matter of public law, lend itself to deployment or enforcement of statements made on a 'what is said in this room stays in this room' basis, such as comments by the then Prime Minister with respect to the announced, but terminated, part 2 of the Leveson inquiry relating to the press. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the claimants' application for judicial review of the termination decision, further rejected their contention that their legitimate expectation that there would be a part 2 of the inquiry had been breached.

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