HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 cc632-3W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a full list of the discretionary powers which he possesses.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

If my hon. Friend is referring to powers which might be used in support of pay policy, I would refer him to the reply given on 24th November 1977 by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to a Question by the hon. Member for Kingston upon Thames (Mr. Lamont).—[Vol. 939, c. 854.]—In my case only the power to place contracts is relevant.