Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 165 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2010] EWHC 1421 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Manchester)

Langstaff J

Representation Matthew Stanbury for the claimant.
  Vikram Sachdeva (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 6 May 2010


Prison - Release on licence - Parole Board - Claimant's term of imprisonment expiring - First defendant Secretary of State considering that not appropriate to release claimant on grounds of public protection and ordering further review for fifteen months from initial review - Second defendant governor considering claimant should not be put on accelerated programme of release on temporary licence - Whether Secretary of State erring in respect of time of review - Whether governor erring - European Convention on Human Rights, art 5(4).

The Case

Prison Release on licence. The Administrative Court held that, in the circumstances of the instant case, it was correct for the Secretary of State to order a further review of release some 15 months after the previous review.

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