WB (a protected party through her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v W District Council (Equality & Human Rights Commission intervening)

Housing – Homeless person. The courts could not treat the exclusion of homeless persons with mental disabilities from eligibility to apply for priority housing under the Housing Act 1996 as obsolete, as Parliament had chosen to retain the concept of priority need in later legislation dealing with the needs of homeless persons. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, further held that it could not, by a process of interpretation, take the view that the exclusion of a person with disability from Pt VII of Act no longer applied.

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