EWCA Civ 1698
The Secretary of State for the Home Department was entitled, as a member of the executive, to fix the tariff element of a mandatory life sentence for murder. A decision on the same point by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of R v Home Secretary, ex parte Stafford (1999) 2 AC 38 would be heard in about a year's time. * Leave to appeal to the House of Lords granted.
CA (Civ Div) (Lord Woolf of Barnes LCJ, Simon Brown LJ, Buxton LJ)