|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 168 (Jan)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)|
Lord Carlile of Berriew QC sitting as a deputy High Court judge (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Alison Meacher (instructed by Hereward and Foster) for the claimant.|
|Lindsay Johnson (instructed by Helen Sidwell, Legal Services Newham Borough Council) for the authority.|
|Judgment Dates:||27 January 2010|
Housing - Local authority houses - Priority need - Claimant and children requesting emergency rehousing - Authority accepting request subject to claimant clearing former debt - Claimant challenging authority's application of housing allocation scheme - Whether allocation scheme being lawfully applied - Whether discretion of authority being fettered by fixed 'no debt' policy - Whether adequate reasons given - .