Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 751
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Steyn, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough and Lord Millett

Representation Edward Fitzgerald QC and Tim Owen (instructed by Bindman & Partners) for Simms and (instructed by Atter Mackenzie & Co, Evesham) for O'Brien.
  Kenneth Parker QC and Steven Kovats (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 8 July 1999

Catchwords

Prison - Visits - Visits by journalists - Prison authorities applying order made by Home Secretary only allowing visits to proceed if journalists signing undertaking not to use information gained for professional purposes - Journalists refusing to sign and visits not allowed to proceed - Whether Home Secretary's order ultra vires enabling Act - Prison Rules 1964, r 33.

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