R (on the application of Duff) v Secretary of State for Transport

Road traffic – Driver's records. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision that requests from his business and its clients, pursuant to reg 27 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002, SI 2002/2742, would be refused unless the business complied with a condition that it should become a member of an accredited trade association (ATA), pursuant to his policy. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the decision was not irrational. The Secretary of State had not imposed an unlawful and rigid pre-condition, and he had not surrendered his power under the Regulations to an ATA.

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