HC Deb 26 January 1984 vol 52 c683W
Mr. Foulkes

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

Mr. Ridley

The information requested would be disproportionately expensive to provide. As Secretary of State for Transport, I am empowered to take many decisions or actions without specific parliamentary approval in each instance, either under statutory authority, or by virtue of my office.