|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 751|
|Court:||House of Lords|
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|
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.