FDA -v- Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office and another

Administrative CourtHigh CourtKing's Bench DivisionOrder

Claim number: AC-2024-LON-001503

In the High Court of Justice
King’s Bench Division
Administrative Court

24 May 2024


The Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain


The King on the application of


Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office

Minister for the Civil Service


Secretary of State for the Home Department
(interested party)


On the Court’s own initiative

Following consideration of the Prime Minister’s public statement, in the light of the announcement of a General Election on 4 July 2024, that removals to Rwanda will begin “in July” and the claimant’s solicitor’s email of 23 May 2024 about the timetabling of this case

ORDER by the Hon. Mr Justice Chamberlain:

The defendants and interested party must by 4pm on Friday 24 May 2024 inform the claimant and the Court of the earliest date on which the Government intend to begin removals to Rwanda.


The timetable for this claim was set on the basis that removals to Rwanda would begin at the earliest on 1 July 2024. The Government then changed its position, saying that removals could begin in the week commencing 24 June 2024. Following the announcement of a General Election, the Prime Minister has said that removals will begin “in July”. That provides insufficient clarity for the purposes of timetabling this claim. The above direction seeks the clarity required for timetabling purposes.