Hampson v Department of Education and Science [1990] IRLR 302 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Narrow statutory immunity

    Date:
    1 September 1990

    In Hampson v Department of Education and Science (7 June 1990) EOR33D, the House of Lords rules that the protection provided by s.41(1)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976 for unlawful acts done "in pursuance of any instrument made under any enactment by a Minister of the Crown" is confined to acts done in necessary performance of an express obligation contained in the instrument.