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DATE: 06 Jul 2010

The CPO inquiry opened the day after the Coalition government announced the cancellation of the Building Schools for the Future programme. The education authority asked for the inquiry to be adjourned while it sought alternative funding.  It then abandoned the proposal.  The Secretary of State initially declined to order the education authority to pay the objectors’ costs.  The objectors challenged his decision by judicial review and he changed his mind. 

Richard Langham appeared for the objectors.