§ John Healey
Until 31 March 2001 the cost of the Yeoman of The Queen's Bodyguard and the Gentlemen at Arms was met from the grant-in-aid for the Maintenance of the Occupied Royal Palaces in England, provided by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The 2000 Royal Trustees Report agreed that certain expenditure met from the Votes of Government Departments or from the Consolidated Fund should be 891W met from the Civil List with effect from 1 April 2001. The costs of the Yeoman of The Queen's Bodyguard and the Gentlemen at Arms have been met from the Civil List since 1 April 2001. Her Majesty's Treasury also contributes towards the costs of ceremonial dress of the Captains of the Yeoman of the Queen's Bodyguard and the Gentlemen at Arms, who are also Government Whips.
The information from 1992–93 onwards is as follows:
£ 1992–93 DCMS 39,000 1993–94 DCMS 55,000 1994–95 DCMS 68,000 1995–96 DCMS 56,000 1996–97 DCMS 60,000 1997–98 DCMS 74,000 1998–99 DCMS 69,000 1999–2000 DCMS 78,000 2000–01 DCMS 83,000 2001–02 Civil List1 61,000 2002–03 Civil List2 73,000 1 The Civil List accounts for expenditure on a calendar year and this figure therefore covers the period 1 April to 31 December 2001. 2 The Civil List figure covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2002.
The Civil List costs include charges for Gentlemen Ushers.