HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc300-1W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the total amounts payable under the Civil List Acts in the financial year 1981–82 and total amounts payable to the Royal Family in the calendar years 1980 and 1981.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

The total amount proposed for the financial year 1981–82 is £4,355,000, comprising £1,755,000 payable directly from the Consolidated Fund and £2,600,000 as provision for the Royal Trustees from the Vote for Economic and Financial Administration: Treasury (Class XIII, Vote 4). These sums compare respectively with £3,959,000, £1,755,000 and £2,204,000 for the financial year 1980–81. The increase in total is 10 per cent.

The information on amounts payable to the Royal Family is as follows:

1980 1981
£ £
The Queen's Civil List 2,900,500 3,260,200
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother 253,900 286,000
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 141,950 160,000
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs Mark Phillips 88,450 100,000
HRH The Prince Andrew 20,000 20,000
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 87,750 98,000
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 35,000 40,000
HRH The Duke of Gloucester 70,500 78,000
HRH The Duke of Kent 94,500 106,000
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs Angus Ogilvy 89,800 101,000
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone 9,000 73
3,791,350 4,249,273
Refunded by HM The Queen 263,800 285,073
3,527,550 3,964,200

Notes on payments to the Royal Family

1. These figures combine the sums payable directly from the Consolidated Fund with the supplements provided by the Royal Trustees. For 1980, they include a provision for staff pay increases covered in the central pay Vote (Class XIII, Vote 31). The figures for 1981 include provision for pay and price increases in 1981–82 on the basis I announced on 18 February 1981, which will be applied as set out in my statement of 24 November 1980.

2. A sum of £20,000 a year is payable from the Consolidated Fund in respect of HRH The Prince Andrew from 19 February 1978 when he attained the age of 18. Her Majesty is making an order under section 4 of the Civil List Act 1952 limiting the amount to be paid to him in 1981 to £10,500 per annum; the balance will be accumulated by the Royal Trustees.

3. Her Majesty paid £263,800 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1980 to the four members of the Royal Family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972: a similar payment of £285,073 will be made for 1981.