THE EARL OF ARRAN
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the constitutional and legislative status of the holders of courtesy titles who are the sons and daughters of Peers of the United Kingdom, and whether legislation affecting the status of holders of courtesy titles has ever been introduced and passed into law by the Houses of Parliament.
§ LORD SHACKLETON
My Lords, courtesy titles may be enjoyed by sons and daughters of Peers of the United Kingdom as a matter of custom and long usage, which may be regulated by Royal Warrant. I am not aware of any legislation affecting the status of holders of these courtesy titles.