Civil List Act, 1952

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th March 1967.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 7th March 1967

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will introduce legislation to secure the posponement of any increases payable under the Civil List Act, 1952 until the end of the period of the wages standstill and severe wages restraint.

Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East

Is it not both unfair and provocative that thousands of men taking home less than £13 a week should be denied a small increase, when an 18-yearold schoolboy can have his income doubled to £30,000 a year?

Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

I do not think that that is the position. The Civil List Act of 1952 laid down quite clearly in Section (2) what were to be the payments to the Duke of Cornwall, and it is that legislation which is now being fulfilled.