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Expenditure Powers

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the individual limits of expenditure powers obtained by his Department by means of legislation or affirmative order in the past 12 months.

On 21st November 1974 the House approved affirmative orders under Section 2 of the Statutory Corporations (Financial Provisions) Act 1974. These authorised payment of compensation for price restraint in 1973–74 to the CEGB and area boards—£ 176,227,582—and to the Gas Corporation—£41,523,000.