HC Deb 05 July 1888 vol 328 cc415-6
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Royal Grant of £12,000 per annum, the salary of £6,632 per annum as Commander-in-Chief, and the allowance of £109 per annum as Ranger of Richmond Park, comprise the whole of the payments and allowances made to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge; and, whether he can inform the House of the reason why, in the case of the present holder, the salary of Commander-in-Chief is £6,632, instead of the sum of £4,500, which, according to a statement that appears in the Army Estimates, is the maximum salary of the office?


So far as I am aware, the sums stated in the hon. Member's Question are the whole of the payments and allowances made to His Royal Highness. The Preamble to the Royal Warrant fixing the salary of future Commanders-in-Chief at £4,500 a-year preserved to present holders the emoluments they enjoyed under former Warrants. His Royal Highness, when that Warrant came into force, was in receipt of £6,632 a-year, made up as follows:—Pay and forage allowances as Commander-in-Chief, £4,432; pay as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, £2,200—total, £6,632. So this is the amount which he continues to receive from Army Votes.