Litigation Recent Decisions 18/10/94

DTI: No duty to provide guidelines

Article 130r EEC Treaty – white paper 1990 'This common inheritance'

R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, ex parte Duddridge and Ors (1994) (DC 03.10.94.) (Farquharson LJ, Smith J)

Summary: No duty on the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to provide guidelines on the intensity of electromagnetic fields in the electricity supply system unless significant risk of damage or injury is established.

Application on behalf of three children for judicial review of the Secretary of State's decision not to issue regulations restricting the strength of electromagnetic fields used in National Grid supply system.