Parliamentary Sovereignty—from Austin to Hart

  title={Parliamentary Sovereignty—from Austin to Hart},
  author={Philip Allott},
  journal={The Cambridge Law Journal},
  pages={377 - 380}
  • Philip Allott
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Law, History
  • The Cambridge Law Journal
SPANISH fishermen sought to participate in the British quota under the EEC Common Fisheries Policy by having their fishing-boats registered as British vessels. Ninety-four of the ship-owning companies which they formed for this purpose, including Factortame Ltd., applied for judicial review of the UK legislation, and decisions of the Secretary of State for Transport made under that legislation, which prevented the registration of vessels not owned or controlled by British citizens. They also…