The Supreme Court has now approved the draft order which the parties have agreed following the Court’s judgment in this appeal. The final order is set out as below, backdated to the day judgment was given.

The order affirms the quashing of the Attorney General’s certificate and lifts the stay on proceedings which had been in place pending the appeal to the Supreme Court. It also confirms that the Attorney General will pay the respondents’ costs, a proportion of which should be paid within the next three weeks, pending further agreement between the parties about the final legal costs involved.

The proceedings in the Supreme Court are now concluded. It is understood that the letters at the centre of this litigation will not be released until further measures are taken as required by the Upper Tribunal. The Supreme Court is not in a position to advise about these proceedings or the likely timescales involved, which are now a matter for the Upper Tribunal and the parties.

The full order can be found here.