R (on the application of Wakenshaw) v Secretary of State for Justice

Prison – Release on licence. The reasonable, albeit well-informed, observer could conclude that the short term of appointment of Parole Board members, coupled with the precarious nature of the tenure, might wrongly influence a decision that had to be made. The Administrative Court thought it possible the parties could agree a consent order incorporating a declaration to that effect, but refused the claimant serving prisoner an interim order that would halt the selection process of a new Chair of the Parole Board, as it appeared to go wider than the substantive relief which was sought.

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