HC Deb 31 July 1998 vol 317 cc601-2W
Mr. Love

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the Lord-Lieutenants and their deputies for Greater London indicating the dates when they were appointed, the term each will serve before re-appointment and the dates when each post will next be due for appointment or reappointment. [53682]

The Prime Minister

This week I have announced the appointment of Sir Peter Imbert QPM as the new Lord Lieutenant of London to succeed Lord Bramall later in the year.

As the appointment of Deputy Lord-Lieutenants is made by Lord Lieutenants, I have asked the Clerk to the Lieutenancy to write to my hon. Friend with the information he has requested.

Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Prime Minister if he will assess the factors which led to an increase in the cost of lord-lieutenants in England over the past 10 years. [53278]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 29 July 1998]: The majority of Lord-Lieutenants receive assistance from their local authority by the voluntary provision of accommodation and staff; and some meet all or most of their day-to-day running costs from their own resources. But contributions from these two sources have fallen over the last 10 years and the proportion of total expenditure on Lord-Lieutenants which is met from central Government funds has risen accordingly.

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