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Royal Residences

Treasury written question – answered on 11th October 2004.

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Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what financial basis the cottage in Windsor Great Park previously occupied by the late HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had previously been occupied.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) were granted occupation of Royal Lodge by King George V in 1931, without charge.

The property reverted to The Crown Estate on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002.

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