HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 c648W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

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

Mr. Dell

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Thames (Mr. Lamont) on 24th November 1977—[Vol. 939, c. 854.] I also refer my hon. Friend to the reply that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Chester-le-Street (Mr. Radice) on 2nd February 1978—[Vol. 934, c. 304]—concerning administration of the cost escalation scheme under Section 5 of the Export Guarantees Act 1975.