§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. R. A. Butler)
(at the Bar) acquainted the House that he had a Message from Her Majesty The Queen to this House signed by Her Majesty's own hand, and he presented the same to the House, and it was read by Mr. SPEAKER (all the Members of the House being uncovered), as follows:
§ Buckingham Palace.
§ ELIZABETH, R.
§ The demise of the Crown renders it necessary that renewed provision shall be made for the Civil List.
§ Her Majesty places unreservedly at the disposal of the House of Commons those hereditary revenues which were so placed by Her Predecessor, and has commanded that the Papers necessary for a full consideration of the subject shall be laid before the House.
§ Her Majesty desires that provision shall be made for His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and for Her Majesty's children other than His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall. Her Majesty also desires that provision shall be made for Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret in the event of Her marrying and for any future wife of His 36 Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall in the event of her surviving His Royal Highness.
§ It is Her Majesty's intention, during the minority of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall, to provide for His Royal Highness from the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall and to assent to arrangements for applying the balance of those revenues, during the minority of His Royal Highness, in relief of the charge for Her Majesty's Civil List.
§ In the event of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall vesting in Her Majesty, it is Her Majesty's intention, in so far as those revenues are sufficient, to provide for Her Majesty's Civil List out of those revenues.
§ Her Majesty recommends the consideration of these several matters to Her faithful Commons, and relies on their attachment to Her person and family to adopt such measures as may be suitable for the occasion.
§ May 16th, 1952.
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)
Sir, I have to inform the House that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will move a Motion at the beginning of business tomorrow for the appointment of a Select Committee to consider Her Majesty's Message.