Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 81 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKHL 3
Court: House of Lords

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Hutton

Representation John F Larkin QC and Barry Torrens (instructed by Edwards & Co) for the claimant.
  Bernard McCloskey QC and Paul Maguire (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 6 February 2003


Northern Ireland - Police - Police Service of Northern Ireland - Eligibility of officers for promotion or transfer - Attendance requirement - Power of Chief Constable to make Force Order containing attendance requirement for eligibility for promotion or transfer - (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, ss 22, 25, 36.

The Case

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland had the power to make the directions contained in Force Order No10-2001 concerning the eligibility of officers for promotion or transfer.

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