HC Deb 07 January 2003 vol 397 cc163-4W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down by main spending heads HM Treasury's payments towards(a) the Civil List and (b) honours and dignities, as listed in the table on page 35 of the HM Treasury departmental report 2002. [89259]

Ruth Kelly

The Queen's Civil List is the funding provided by Parliament to enable the Queen to undertake her duties as Head of State; it meets the central staff costs and running expenses of Her Majesty's official Household. The figure of £8,902,000 for 2001–2 in table 4.4 of the Treasury's departmental report also includes annuities granted by Parliament for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It comprises:

Queen's Civil List 7,900,000
Parliamentary annuities
HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 643,000
HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 359,000

Parliamentary annuities for other members of the royal family are reimbursed by Her Majesty and are therefore not included in the net payments shown in the departmental report.

On the breakdown of costs associated with honours and dignities, I refer the hon. Gentleman to my answer to his question 89263.