Natural justice – Duty to act fairly. The claimants sought judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision that full-time nursery education for children from the age of three free of charge would cease to be available. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the consultation exercise carried out by the authority had been fair in all of the circumstances and it had dealt adequately with the issue of realistic alternatives. Further, the issue of childcare had been approached on the basis of a correct appreciation of the authority's statutory duty.