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R v Radio Authority ex p Bull

[1995] 4 All ER 481

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 11:10 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case R v Radio Authority ex p Bull

P, a political human rights group, wanted to advertise on the radio. An act said that political broadcasts were not allowed (except in prescribed circumstances) and, since the content of the advert was political, the Radio Authority (RA) refused them permission. CA said that this was part of a licensing system and therefore article 10 was irrelevant (art. 10 specifically allows for licensing restrictions). Also discretion had to be given to RA. No grounds for judicial review of RA’s decision. 

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