David Lammy comments on the Government’s response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law
David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on the publication of the Government’s response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law, said:
“Over the pandemic, we have seen the importance of Judicial Review in exposing the Health Secretary for breaking procurement law over PPE contracts.
“The Government’s proposals to introduce new limits on judicial review is an attempt to trample on values we all hold dear – including fairness, accountability and the rule of law.
“It is yet another example of the government attacking the principles of the rule of law that underpin our democracy – and attempting to hoard more power in Number 10.
“Labour will defend the integrity of Judicial Review because no one should be above the law, especially those in power.”