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Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 31 October 2018


Wednesday 31 October 2018


Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

The royal wedding and public money

The petition of residents of the United Kingdom,

Declares that taxpayers should provide no funding for a private wedding, no matter who is getting married; further that the exact details of royal wedding funding are shrouded in secrecy; further that we do know that expensive road closures and policing will be required and further that we know local councils and the taxpayer ends up footing the bill.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure the highest standards of openness and transparency relating to the funding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank wedding; further to tell the Government to commit no public funds to the wedding and to publish a report of all costs to taxpayers.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Emma Dent Coad.]