EGCS 9
To determine whether residential use of a derelict dwelling-house had been abandoned for planning purposes, regard had to be given not only to the owner's intentions but also to the physical condition of the building and the length of time for which it had lain vacant or was used for other purposes.
Ealing LBC v Surdonja
A 'local connection' could be established when a homeless applicant was in interim accommodation and a review officer had to consider the situation as it then existed.
City of Glasgow Council v Marshall
The Times, 8 February, HL
Female instructors in special schools who were paid substantially less than male qualified teachers doing similar work were not entitled to equal pay because the differential was not attributable to sex discrimination.
R v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and Regions
 EGCS 10
Section 31 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 did not empower the secretary of state to make regulations capping fair rents under the Rent Act 1977. This was not the purpose for which s31 was enacted.
Powell v Chief Constable of North Wales Constabulary
The Times, 11 February, CA
A county court judge could not require the police to disclose the identity of an informant when this would breach public interest immunity.