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The Queen on the application of Hemming Mp v The Prime Minister

COURT 27
Before MR JUSTICE BENNETT
Monday 30 October, 2006
At half past 10
Applications for Permission
CO/2164/2006 The Queen on the application of Zaluska v East Devon District Council
CO/4705/2006 The Queen on the application of Hemming Mp v The Prime Minister
CO/2173/2006 The Queen on the application of Mehmood v SshdCO/1917/2006 The Queen on the application of Arpa v Sshd
CO/2803/2006 The Queen on the application of Arpa v Sshd
CO/5021/2006 The Queen on the application of Koyuncu v SS Home Department
CO/4637/2006 The Queen on the application of Ileo v SS Home DepartmentCO/8185/2006 The Queen on the application of Agyeman v Secretary Of State For Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
CO/5534/2006 The Queen on the application of Turner v SS Home Department

Well, we are second on and I carried all three lever arch files and big (1607pp) JR book from the House of Commons to my flat because there were no taxis.

The government's argument is that the courts cannot force ministers to answer questions from MPs. The government are not saying that ministers actually answer questions. All they are saying is that apart from the FoI there is no way of forcing answers from ministers.

I think I have the legal upper hand, but it may have to go to appeal even to get permission.

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