HC Deb 15 March 1988 vol 129 c492W
Mr. Stokes

To ask 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 1987 and 1988.

Mr. Lawson

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

1987 1988
£ £
The Queen's Civil List 4,326,100 4,500,000
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 375,300 390,300
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 209,300 217,700
HRH The Duke of York 50,000 86,500
HRH The Prince Edward 20,000 20,000
HRH The Princess Royal 130,400 135,600
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 127,000 132,100
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester 51,400 53,500
HRH The Duke of Gloucester 102,200 106,300
HRH The Duke of Kent 138,000 143,500
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs. Angus Ogilvy 131,500 136,800
TOTAL 5,661,200 5,922,300
Refunded by Her Majesty The Queen 371,700 386,600
5,289,500 5,535,700


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 11 HM Treasury: Administration".

2. The underlying increase is 4.0 per cent., though the actual increase in total is 4.6 per cent., due to the additional payment to HRH The Duke of York.

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, and has been paid in full since 1 January 1987.

4. Her Majesty paid £371,700 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1987 to members of the Royal Family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972. A similar payment of £386,600 will be made for 1988.

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