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(p. 259) 10. Retention of Discretion 

(p. 259) 10. Retention of Discretion
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(p. 259) 10. Retention of Discretion
Author(s):

Sir William Wade

and Christopher Forsyth

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199683703.003.0010
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date: 02 April 2020

This chapter examines the rules which govern discretionary power. It focuses on the rules which ensure that discretionary power should be wielded only by those to whom it is given and that they should retain it unhampered by improper constraints or restrictions. Topics discussed include delegation; surrender, abdication, dictation; over-rigid policies; restriction by contract or grant; and estoppel.

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