§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Chamberlain)
(at the Bar) acquainted the House that he had a Message from His Majesty the King to this House, signed by His Majesty's own hand, and he presented the same to the House, and 1864 it was read by Mr. SPEAKER (all the Members of the House being uncovered), as followeth:
§ Buckingham Palace.
§ GEORGE R. I.
§ The demise of the Crown renders it necessary that renewed provision shall be made for the Civil List.1865
§ His Majesty places unreservedly at the disposal of the House of Commons those hereditary revenues which were so placed by His predecessor, and has commanded that the Papers necessary for a full consideration of the subject shall be laid before the House.
§ His Majesty desires that provision shall be made for Her Majesty the Queen and for His Majesty's children other than Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth, corresponding to the provision which the House of Commons have been willing to make in like circumstances in the past. His Majesty also desires that suitable provision shall be made for Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth and for His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.
§ It is, however, His Majesty's intention, so long as the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall are vested in Himself, to make that provision for Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth and His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester and, in so far as those revenues are sufficient, to provide for His Majesty's Civil List; and in the event of the birth of a Duke of Cornwall to assent to arrangements similar to those which were assented to by His predecessor.
§ His Majesty recommends the consideration of these several matters to His faithful Commons, and relies on their attachment to His person and family to adopt such measures as may be suitable for the occasion.
§ 10th March, 1937