HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c447W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the items which constitute the Crown Jewels. [2859]

The Prime Minister

By a strict definition the Crown Jewels are the objects used or worn by the Sovereign during the ceremony of the Coronation. The most famous of these are the Imperial State Crown, St. Edward's Crown and the Jewelled Sceptre. However, the expression Crown Jewels is used colloquially to cover the contents of the Jewel House at the Tower of London, an inventory of which is maintained by the royal collection.