HC Deb 18 March 1986 vol 94 cc97-8W
Mr. Wood

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the total amount payable under the Civil List Acts to the Royal Family in the calendar years 1985 and 1986.

Cash Limits on expenditure not voted in Estimates 1986–87
Cash block and Department Description of expenditure Cash limit £ million
Bank of England Bank of England administration costs in respect of note issue, debt management and exchange equalisation account 82.7

Mr. Lawson

The information on amounts payable to the royal family in the present and previous calendar year is as follows:

1985 £ 1986 £
The Queen's Civil List 3,976,200 4,136,800
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 345,300 359,100
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 192,600 200,300
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs. Mark Phillips 120,000 124,800
HRH The Prince Andrew 20,000 20,000
HRH The Prince Edward 20,000 20,000
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 116,800 121,500
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 47,300 49,200
HRH The Duke of Gloucester 94,000 97,800
HRH The Duke of Kent 127,000 132,000
HRH Princess Alexsandra Mrs. Angus Ogilvy 120,900 125,800
Total 5,180,100 5,387,300
Refunded by Her Majesty The Queen 341,900 355,600
4,838,200 5,031,700

The increase in total is 4 per cent. These figures combine the sum payable directly from the Consolidated Fund with supplementation provided by the royal trustees via the Treasury Vote "Economic and financial Administration (HM Treasury) (Class XIX, Vote 12)"

Notes on payments to the royal family

  1. 1. Cash limit and running costs criteria have been applied to the figures for 1986.
  2. 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 1986 to £14,000.
  3. 3. Her Majesty paid £341,900 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1985 to members of the royal family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972: a similar payment of £355,600 will be made for 1986.

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