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Constable of the Tower of London

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for advising HM The Queen on the appointment of the Constable of the Tower of London; what remuneration he receives; what official accommodation is provided; and what is the annual cost of the appointment. [HL223]

The Constable is a ceremonial role, an honorary office which receives no remuneration. Accommodation provided by the Historic Royal Palaces is designed for occasional use in support of his ceremonial functions, rather than permanent residence.

The appointment itself is approved by Her Majesty the Queen after recommendation is given by the Prime Minister.