Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation

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    Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation [1948] 1 KB 223 CA (0 other reports)

In Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation [1948] 1 KB 233 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, when considering whether a local authority with unlimited powers has acted reasonably in the exercise of those powers, the court is entitled to investigate the action of the authority only with a view to seeing if it has taken into account any matters that ought not to have been taken into account or that ought to have been disregarded.

Under the Sunday Entertainments Act 1932 local authorities were given power to allow cinemas to be open and used on Sundays 'subject to such conditions as the authority thinks fit to impose'.