HC Deb 01 January 1894 vol 20 c548
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Solicitor General whether Parliament retains the right, secured to it in the Act of 1873, conferring a pension upon the Duke of Edinburgh, to revoke the said pension in the event of His Royal Highness becoming a Sovereign Prince, although payments may have been made to His Royal Highness since his accession to the Throne of Saxe-Coburg by an Executive decision, without Parliament having been afforded an opportunity to exercise its right of revocation?


Payments made to Duke Alfred since his succession to the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in respect of the annuity authorised by the Act of 1873 are not made by reason of any Executive decision, but in obedience to the Act and the Letters Patent made under the Act, and no such payments can in any way affect any right of Parliament with reference to the annuity.