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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th November 1987.

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Photo of Mr Timothy Renton Mr Timothy Renton , Mid Sussex 12:00 am, 5th November 1987

Yes, it is a fantastic bargain. It is made even more so by the fact that the £60 fee is £10 less than it was five years ago. That is a remarkable example of Government efficiency. It is true that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has no general power of discretion. He has only a limited discretionary power, which can be used only in the special circumstances of particular cases.