HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 c1182W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the rules governing the publishing of(a) the Queen's accounts, (b) 10 Downing Street's accounts, (c) Chequers' accounts and (d) accounts relating to grace and favour apartments. [69012]

Mr. Gordon Brown

The accounts for The Queen's Civil List, and for the grants in aid for royal travel by air and rail, maintenance of the occupied royal palaces in England, royal communications and information, and for the maintenance of Marlborough House are published annually by the royal household on a purely voluntary basis.

Expenditure on No. 10 Downing Street is included in the Cabinet Office annual accounts and is not reported separately. Resource accounts for the Cabinet Office are laid annually before the House of Commons under sections 6 and 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. They are then published.

Chequers is a private trust and not a Government building. As a private trust the accounts are confidential.