HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c643W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Prime Minister if the lands and assets of the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall are the property of Her Majesty's Government. [22811]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 25 March 1996]: No. Formal title to the lands of the Duchy of Lancaster is vested in the sovereign and of the Duchy of Cornwall in the Prince of Wales. However, neither the sovereign nor the Prince of Wales is able to dispose of the estates' capital; they are entitled only to the annual income.