HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 cc1014-5

On behalf of the hon. Member for Walsall, Mr. SYDNEY GEDGE, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what annual sums are received by H. R. H. the Duke of Cambridge by way of pay, pension, or otherwise, either from the Consolidated Fund or by a Vote of this House?

MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can state the total annual amount H. R. H. the Duke of Cambridge was in receipt of at the time of his resignation, as Commander-in-Chief, as Field Marshal, as Colonel of the Guards, and from any other public sources; and, for how many years has H. R. H. received remuneration for these posts respectively?


In reply to the hon. Member, and also to the Question addressed to the First Lord of the Treasury, which stands in the name of the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy district, I have to say that when His Royal Highness was Commander-in-Chief he drew £6,631 14s. 2d. for pay and forage allowance, including his pay as a Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, to which post he was appointed in 1861. Since his retirement his Royal Highness has only received from Army funds the £2,200 due to him in respect of his colonelcy. The Duke receives from the Consolidated Fund the annuity of £12,000 granted to him under the Act 13 and 14 Viet. cap. 77, and £109 10s. a year as Ranger of Richmond Park from Civil Estimates.


May I ask whether we are to understand that this proposal represents the whole or only a portion of the Government scheme for old age pensions? ["Oh, oh!"]

MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)

May I ask whether the £6,600 pay to His Royal Highness as Field-Marshal was in addition to the £2,200 salary as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards?


No, Sir; my hon, and gallant Friend might have gathered from the answer I gave that the £6,631 was the whole of his emolument in any capacity from Army funds while Field-Marshal Commander-in-Chief.