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Royal Household (Costs)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest available figures for the upkeep costs of the British Head of State as compared with the Heads of State of West Germany, Belgium, Holland, and the USA.

The latest available figures of expenditure on services connected with the Royal Family were published on 12th February 1975 in the Report of the Royal Trustees, (HC 199). Because of differing accounting arrangements and the difficulty of defining the upkeep costs of Heads of State on a consistent basis, it is not possible to provide a fair comparison with similar expenditure in other countries.