HC Deb 17 March 1987 vol 112 cc445-6W
Mr. Moynihan

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 1986 and 1987.

Mr. Lawson

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

Cash Limits on expenditure not voted in Estimates 1987–88
Cash block Department Description of expenditure Cash limit £ million
BOE1 Bank of England Bank of England administration costs in respect of note issue, debt management and the Exchange Equalisation Account 86.5
DOE/HC1 Department of the Environment Capital expenditure in England on housing financed through the Housing Corporation 637.0
DOE/LA1 Department of the Environment Capital expenditure in England by local authorities on roads and transport, housing, schools, further education and teacher training, personal social services and other environmental services 2,834.1
DOE/NT1 Department of the Environment Capital expenditure in England by new towns on housing, roads, commercial and industrial investment and certain water services 1-95.1





The Queen's Civil List 4,136,800 4,326,100
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 359,100 375,300
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 200,300 209,300
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs. Mark Phillips 124,800 130,400
HRH The Duke of York 33,300 50,000
HRH The Prince Edward 20,000 20,000
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 121,500 127,000
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 49,200 51,400
HRH The Duke of Gloucester 97,800 102,200
HRH The Duke of Kent 132,000 138,000
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs. Angus Ogilvy 125,800 131,500
Total 5,400,600 5,661,200
Refunded by Her Majesty The Queen 355,600 371,700
5,045,000 5,289,500


  1. 1. These figures combine the sum directly payable from the Consolidated Fund with supplementation provided by the royal trustees via the Treasury Vote "Class XIX, Vote 12 Economic and Financial Administration (HM Treasury)".
  2. 2. The underlying increase is 4.5 per cent., though the actual increase in total is 4.8 per cent. This difference is due to the additional Civil List payment to HRH the Duke of York following his marriage on 23 July 1986.
  3. 3. The sum of £20,000 has been payable from the Consolidated Fund to HRH the Prince Edward since he attained the age of 18 on 10 March 1982. An order was made by Her Majesty under section 4 of the Civil List Act 1952 allowing the full amount to be paid to HRH the Prince Edward from 1 January 1987.
  4. 4. Her Majesty paid £355,600 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1986 to members of the royal family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972. A similar payment of £371,700 will be made for 1987.

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