HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 cc465-6W
Mr. Wood

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the total amounts payable under the Civil List Acts in the financial year 1985–86 and the total amounts payable to the royal family in the calendar years 1984 and 1985.

Mr. Lawson

The total amount proposed for the financial year 1985–86 is £5,327,000 comprising £5,017,000 payable directly from the Consolidated Fund and £310,000 as provision for the royal trustees from the Vote for Economic and Financial Administration: Treasury (Class XIII, Vote 4). These sums compare respectively with £5,117,000, £5,017,000 and £100,000 for the financial year 1984–85. The information on amounts payable to the royal family in the present and previous calendar year is as follows:

1984 1985
£ £
The Queen's Civil List 3,850,000 3,976,200
HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother 334,400 345,300
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 186,500 192,600
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs Mark Phillips 116,200 120,000
HRH The Prince Andrew 20,000 20,000
HRH The Prince Edward 20,000 20,000
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 113,100 116,800
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 45,800 47,300
HRH The Duke of Gloucester 91,000 94,000
HRH The Duke of Kent 123,000 127,000
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs Angus Ogilvy 117,000 120,900
TOTAL 5,017,000 5,180,100
Refunded by Her Majesty The Queen 331,000 341,900
4,686,000 4,838,200

Note: The increase in total is 3.25 per cent.

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. Strict cash limits criteria have been applied to the figures for 1985.

2. Sums of £20,000 a year are payable from the Consolidated Fund in respect of their royal highnesses the Prince Andrew and the Prince Edward from the dates when they attained the age of 18. (19 February 1978 and 10 March 1982 respectively). An order was made by Her Majesty under section 4 of the Civil List Act 1952 limiting the annual amount to be paid to the Prince Edward from 1 January 1983 to £8,000.

3. Her Majesty paid £331,000 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1984 to members of the royal family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972: a similar payment of £341,900 will be made for 1985.