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Duchy of Cornwall

Treasury written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) which (a) organisations and (b) individuals in Cornwall have been consulted on the proposals in respect of the Duchy of Cornwall contained in the Sovereign Grant Bill;

(2) if he will take steps to ensure that the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are fully consulted on the proposed future arrangements for the support of the Duke of Cornwall and related matters as contained in the provisions of the Sovereign Grant Bill.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Sovereign Grant Bill sets out how support for certain future Dukes of Cornwall is to be arranged if the heir to the throne is not the adult first son of the monarch. These arrangements do not affect any person or organisation in Cornwall.

The Treasury consulted the Royal Household about the content of the Sovereign Grant Bill.

The Sovereign Grant Bill allows no discretion about how support for the Duke of Cornwall is to be provided. Therefore no consultation is envisaged should these provisions ever be used.

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