§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the powers he exercises, and functions he can carry out, without any specific parliamentary approval.
§ Mr. Tebbit
A large number of provisions in a wide range of statutes require or empower the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to take certain actions or decisions, with or without the specific approval of Parliament in the particular case. Other powers and functions are inherent in the office of a Minister of the Crown: for example, the day-to-day management of his Department.