Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what, for the latest available year, was the cost to his Department of expenditure in support of the royal family in respect of the central chancery of the orders of knighthood.
§ Mr. Lamont
[holding answer 19 February 1993]: Assuming that the right hon. Member wishes to update information contained in the 1990 report of the royal trustees—HC 629, October 1990—the comparable outturn for staff costs for 1991–92 was £201,000. In addition, the Treasury paid £364,000 mostly for the costs of the insignia themselves.