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Civil List

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the separate items of expenditure in the Civil List for each year since 1971–72, giving the percentage annual increase in each case; and the proposed expenditure and annuities for 1980–81.

[pursuant to his reply, 19th February 1980]: The information is as follows:

1973

1974

1975

1972 £

£

Percentage increase

£

Percentage increase

£

Percentage increase

The Queen's Civil List980,000980,0000·0980,0000·01,400,00042·9
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother95,00095,0000·095,0000·095,0000·0
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh65,00065,0000·065,0000·065,0000·0
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs. Mark Phillips15,00017,611†17·335,000†98·735,0000·0
HRH The Prince Andrew
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon35,00035,0000·035,0000·035,0000·0
HRH The Duke of Gloucester45,00045,0000·018,750§-58·3
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester11,111§20,000§80·0
HRH The Duke of Gloucester5,000§15,000§200·0
HRH The Duke of Kent25,00025,0000·030,00020·035,00016·7
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs. Angus Ogilvy20,00020,0000·022,00010·030,00036·4
HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone3,0003,0000·03,0000·05,00066·7

1976

1977

1978

1979*
£

Percentage increase

£

Percentage increase

£

Percentage increase

£

Percentage increase

The Queen's Civil List1,614,57515·31,895,37617·41,935,1172·12,134,200 (estimated)10·3
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother140,00047·4155,00010·7175,00012·9200,00014·3
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh85,00030·885,0000·093,50010·098,0004·8
HRH The Princess Anne, Mrs. Mark Phillips45,00028·650,00011·160,00020·063,0005·0
HRH The Prince Andrew17,262‡20,00015·7
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon50,00042·955,00010·059,0007·364,0008·5
HRH The Duke of Gloucester
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester25,00025·025,0000·030,00020·030,0000·0
HRH The Duke of Gloucester28,00086·726,000¶-7·1║39,000¶50·057,000¶46·2
HRH The Duke of Kent45,000¶28·648,000¶6·760,000¶25·075,000¶25·0
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs. Angus Ogilvy40,000¶33·350,000¶25·060,000¶20·072,000¶20·0
HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone5,000¶0·06,000¶20·06,500¶8·38,000¶23·1

Notes:

* A further provision of £50,000 has been include in a Winter Supplementary Estimate. The allocation of the additional provision has not yet been determined by the Royal Trustees.
† Amount of annuity amended as a consequence of marriage on 14 November 1973.
‡ Annuity payable from 19 February 1978 only.
§ Amount of annuity affected by the death of HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 10 June 1974.
║ Decrease.
¶ Whole cost met by HM The Queen.

No decision has yet been taken regarding the extent to which the Royal Trustees will need to supplement payments from the Consolidated Fund under the Civil List Acts in 1980 to meet the expenses to be incurred by members of the Royal Family in carrying out their royal duties. Parliamentary approval for the necessary grant to the Royal Trustees will be sought in Supply Estimates for 1980–81 to be published next month.