HC Deb 24 January 1984 vol 52 c490W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the powers he exercises, and functions he can carry out, without any specific parliamentary approval.

Mr. Tom King

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. 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.