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civil list

(in Britain) the annuities voted by Parliament for the support of the royal household and the royal family

Civil List

 

in monarchical governments the sum allotted in the state budget for the monarch’s personal expenses and the maintenance of the royal household. In constitutional monarchies the civil list is usually established by parliament for the duration of a monarch’s reign. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, the list is regulated by the constitution.

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The total cost of the Queen's Civil List, which pays for the running of the Royal Household including staff salaries, was Au14.
The royal households have agreed that in future, Civil List expenditure will be subject to the same audit scrutiny as other Government expenditure through the National Audit Office and the Commons Public Accounts Committee, he added.
It also revealed that the Queen raided the reserve fund by 6 million pounds to supplement the Civil List.
I can announce that with the full agreement of the Queen, the Civil List will remain frozen at pounds 7.
The Royal households have agreed that, in future, Civil List expenditure will be subject to the same audit scrutiny as other Government expenditure through the National Audit Office and the Commons Public Accounts Committee, he added.
The spokesman told Republic, the anti-monarchy campaign group: "As you may be aware we've made an explicit commitment to maintain spending on health and to meet our international development obligations but we are not making a commitment to protect other areas such as the Civil List at this stage.
Incidentally, last year the civil list was pounds 41.
7m from the Civil List every year, you wonder what she blows it all on.
They receive far too much from the civil list and have more hangers-on than you can count and are doing nothing whatsoever to get rid of them.
Sophie and husband Prince Edward get pounds 141,000 of taxpayers' cash from the Civil List.
Money from the Crown Estate, surrendered since 1760 in return for Civil List and other payments from Parliament, had increased by pounds 42 million since the 1991-92 financial year, to pounds 133 million in 1999-2000.
They do not receive any money from the Civil List and have been plagued by financial problems during their 19-year marriage.