R (on the application of Ward and others) v Hillingdon London Borough (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening); R (on the application of Gullu) v Hillingdon London Borough (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Housing – Homeless person. In two appeals in which the local Housing Authority's policy that provided that, subject to exceptions, a person who had not been continuously living in the borough for at least ten yeas would not qualify to join the housing register, it was found, in the first case, that the policy was discriminatory and not justified, and in the second that it was not discriminatory nor unjustified. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissing the authority's appeal in the first case, and allowing the applicant's appeal in the second, held that the policy had amounted to indirect discrimination and that the authority had failed to establish any justification for that discrimination.

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