HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 c636W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will provide a full list of the discretionary powers which she possesses.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The main financial powers conferred on me by or under the Education Acts 1944 to 1976, the Science and Technology Act 1965 and other relevant legislation give me discretion to pay or withhold grants, to attach conditions to the payment of grants and to authorise, or attach conditions to the authorisation of, capital expenditure.

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