HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc304-6

1. Subject to the preparation and passage of the necessary order, the yearly sums proposed for Her Majesty's Civil List will be about £7.9 million. This is the simple average of the estimated annual provision over the period 1991-2000. Provision, in round terms, for Her Majesty is as follows:

Her Majesty's Civil List
£ million (rounded)
1991 5.9
1992 6.2
1993 6.6
1994 7.0
1995 7.5
1996 8.0
1997 8.5
1998 9.1
1999 9.8
2000 10.4
£7.9 million a year

2. The annual estimates are arrived at by adopting the 1990 Civil List of £5.09 million, allowing for necessary current and capital expenditure on information technology, and increasing the total by 7.5 per cent. a year. The result for each year is then adjusted downwards by a percentage factor each year to reflect efficiency.

3. The proposed yearly sums for the other members of the royal family have been calculated consistently with the approach adopted for the Queen's Civil List.

The sums are:

£ million
The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother 0.64
HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh 0.36
HRH The Duke of York 0.25
HRH The Prince Edward 0.1
HRH The Princess Royal 0.23

£ million
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 0.22
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 0.09
HRH The Duke of Kent 0.63
HRH Princess Alexandra
HRH The Duke of Gloucester

As the Queen has agreed to continue to refund the annuities made under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972, the annual net cost to the Consolidated Fund for the other members of the royal family is thereby reduced to £1.88 million.