§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the powers he exercises, and functions he can carry out, without any specific Parliamentary approval.
§ Mr. Prior
A large number of provisions in a wide range of statutes require or empower me to take certain action or decisions, with or without the specific approval of Parliament in the particular case. Prerogative powers relating to transferred matters, as defined in the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973, have been delegated to me by Her Majesty under section 7(2) of that Act. Other powers and functions, including other prerogative powers, are inherent in the office of a Minister of the Crown, for example powers or day to day departmental management.