Judicial review report delivered

I’m told that the Independent Review of Administrative Law, set up by the government last year to consider judicial review, has now delivered its report to the government. Having completed its task, the panel, chaired by Lord Faulks QC, has been disbanded.

The review’s website says that it had been due to report to Robert Buckland and Michael Gove at the end of last year and would be reporting “soon”. This development means that its report is only four weeks behind schedule — which, given current circumstances, is not bad.

The government has promised to publish the Faulks report, with a ministerial response, in “the spring”.

I understand that Faulks (pictured) encouraged government departments to publish their submissions. But none have done so.

Update 5 February: a week after the report was delivered, the review’s website was still saying it would be reporting “soon”.