HL Deb 13 February 1996 vol 569 c46WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Answer given by the Lord Privy Seal on 1 February 1996 (WA 118), whether they will give examples of the categories of powers exercised by Ministers exclusively under the royal prerogative.

The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne): Examples of prerogative powers exercised by Ministers on behalf of the Sovereign are the issue of passports and some treaty-making functions.