meeting at which decision made.
invalid due to breach of statutory regulations governing police discipline.
contravene rules of natural justice?
fell into class of cases where there must be something against a man to warrant
his dismissal from office.
cannot lawfully be dismissed without first telling him what is alleged against
him and hearing his defence or explanation.
confused since the broad application of natural justice principles in 19th
have limited application in context of wider duties of Ministers. But courts
had applied these limits to other areas unnecessarily.
only limited application during war.
of earlier case law, courts thought that a body must have superadded duty to
act judicially before natural justice tests could apply.