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Royal Family (Civil List)

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the total amount payable under the Civil List Acts to the Royal Family in the calendar years 1987 and 1988.

The information on amounts payable to the Royal Family in the present and previous calendar year is as follows:

The Queen's Civil List4,326,1004,500,000
HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother375,300390,300
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh209,300217,700
HRH The Duke of York50,00086,500
HRH The Prince Edward20,00020,000
HRH The Princess Royal130,400135,600
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon127,000132,100
HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester51,40053,500
HRH The Duke of Gloucester102,200106,300
HRH The Duke of Kent138,000143,500
HRH Princess Alexandra, Mrs. Angus Ogilvy131,500136,800
Refunded by Her Majesty The Queen371,700386,600


1. These figures combine the sum directly payable from the Consolidated Fund with supplementation provided by the royal trustees via the Treasury Vote "Class XIX, Vote 11 HM Treasury: Administration".

2. The underlying increase is 4·0 per cent., though the actual increase in total is 4·6 per cent., due to the additional payment to HRH The Duke of York.

3. The sum of £20,000 has been payable from the Consolidated Fund to HRH The Prince Edward since he attained the age of 18 on 10 March 1982, and has been paid in full since 1 January 1987.

4. Her Majesty paid £371,700 into the Consolidated Fund in respect of payments made in 1987 to members of the Royal Family whose expenses are met under section 3 of the Civil List Act 1972. A similar payment of £386,600 will be made for 1988.