Sovereign Grant Bill — Clause 7 — Review Sovereign Grant Caluculation If Crown Estate Income Rises Faster than GDP — 14 Jul 2011 at 16:45

The majority of MPs voted against prompting a review of the amount paid by taxpayers to the Royal Household if the Crown Estate income, on which the amount of the payment is based, is rising faster than Gross Domestic Product.

MPs were considering the Sovereign Grant Bill[1]. The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 8, page 6, line 8, at end add
  • ‘(6) The Trustees shall also review the percentage for the time being specified in Step 1 of section 6(1) as soon as practicable if, over the financial year immediately preceding the base year, the income account net surplus of the Crown Estate increased by more than the trend rate of GDP growth.
  • (7) In subsection (6), “the trend rate of GDP growth” means the estimate of the trend rate of GDP growth most recently published by the Office for Budget Responsibility which is applicable to that year.
  • (8) Subsections (2) to (4) shall also apply to a review carried out under subsection (6).’.

Had it not been rejected the amendment would have added the above text to the end of Clause 7 of the Bill[2] titled Review by Royal Trustees of Sovereign Grant which sets out some of the duties of the Royal Trustees. The Royal Trustees are the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Keeper of the Privy Purse.

Under section 6 of the Sovereign Grant Act 2011 the Sovereign Grant is based on 15% of the income from the Crown Estate. The rejected amendment sought to prompt a review of this percentage if the income rose by more than GDP.

The Sovereign Grant is paid by the Treasury to the Sovereign every year for the Royal Household to use to support the Sovereign's official duties

The amount of the Sovereign Grant for the financial year 2012-13 was £31 million.[1]

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Nigel AdamsSelby and AinstyConno
Peter AldousWaveneyConno
David AmessSouthend WestConno
James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConno
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkConno
Steven BakerWycombeConno
Tony BaldryBanburyConno
Harriett BaldwinWest WorcestershireConno
Stephen BarclayNorth East CambridgeshireConno
John BaronBasildon and BillericayConno
Guto BebbAberconwyConno
Richard BenyonNewburyConno
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConno
Jake BerryRossendale and DarwenConno
Andrew BinghamHigh PeakConno
Brian BinleyNorthampton SouthConno
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastConno
Nicola BlackwoodOxford West and AbingdonConno
Crispin BluntReigateConno
Nicholas BolesGrantham and StamfordConno
Karen BradleyStaffordshire MoorlandsConno
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestConno
Angie BrayEaling Central and ActonConno
Julian BrazierCanterburyConno
Steve BrineWinchesterConno
Fiona BruceCongletonConno
Aidan BurleyCannock ChaseConno
Conor BurnsBournemouth WestConno
Simon BurnsChelmsfordConno
Dan BylesNorth WarwickshireConno
Alun CairnsVale of GlamorganConno
Neil CarmichaelStroudConno
Douglas CarswellClactonConno
William CashStoneConno
Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamConno
Greg ClarkTunbridge WellsConno
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConno
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsConno
Oliver ColvilePlymouth, Sutton and DevonportConno
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West DevonConno
Stephen CrabbPreseli PembrokeshireConno
Glyn DaviesMontgomeryshireConno
Nick de BoisEnfield NorthConno
Caroline DinenageGosportConno
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConno
Stephen DorrellCharnwoodConno
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockConno
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend EastConno
Alan DuncanRutland and MeltonConno
Michael EllisNorthampton NorthConno
Jane EllisonBatterseaConno
George EusticeCamborne and RedruthConno
Jonathan EvansCardiff NorthConno
Michael FabricantLichfieldConno
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Mark FieldCities of London and WestminsterConno
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordConno
George FreemanMid NorfolkConno
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenConno
Lorraine FullbrookSouth RibbleConno
Richard FullerBedfordConno
Roger GaleNorth ThanetConno
Edward GarnierHarboroughConno
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamConno
John GlenSalisburyConno
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Helen GrantMaidstone and The WealdConno
James GrayNorth WiltshireConno
Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellConno
Damian GreenAshfordConno
Justine GreeningPutneyConno
Andrew GriffithsBurtonConno
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Robert HalfonHarlowConno
Philip HammondRunnymede and WeybridgeConno
Matthew HancockWest SuffolkConno
Greg HandsChelsea and FulhamConno
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
Rebecca HarrisCastle PointConno
Simon HartCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireConno
Alan HaselhurstSaffron WaldenConno
Oliver HealdNorth East HertfordshireConno
Chris Heaton-HarrisDaventryConno
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyConno
Charles HendryWealdenConno
Damian HindsEast HampshireConno
Mark HobanFarehamConno
George HollingberyMeon ValleyConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
Kris HopkinsKeighleyConno
John HowellHenleyConno
Margot JamesStourbridgeConno
Sajid JavidBromsgroveConno
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North EssexConno
Gareth JohnsonDartfordConno
Andrew JonesHarrogate and KnaresboroughConno
David JonesClwyd WestConno
Marcus JonesNuneatonConno
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamConno
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Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
Kwasi KwartengSpelthorneConno
Pauline LathamMid DerbyshireConno
Andrea LeadsomSouth NorthamptonshireConno
Phillip LeeBracknellConno
Jeremy LefroyStaffordConno
Edward LeighGainsboroughConno
Charlotte LeslieBristol North WestConno
Brandon LewisGreat YarmouthConno
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwater and West SomersetConno
David LidingtonAylesburyConno
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Jack LoprestiFilton and Bradley StokeConno
Jonathan LordWokingConno
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConno
Peter LuffMid WorcestershireConno
Karen LumleyRedditchConno
Francis MaudeHorshamConno
Paul MaynardBlackpool North and CleveleysConno
Karl McCartneyLincolnConno
Patrick McLoughlinDerbyshire DalesConno
Mark MenziesFyldeConno
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockConno
Maria MillerBasingstokeConno
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyConno
Anne MiltonGuildfordConno
Penny MordauntPortsmouth NorthConno
Nicky MorganLoughboroughConno
Anne-Marie MorrisNewton AbbotConno
James MorrisHalesowen and Rowley RegisConno
Stephen MosleyCity of ChesterConno
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallConno
Andrew MurrisonSouth West WiltshireConno
Bob NeillBromley and ChislehurstConno
Brooks NewmarkBraintreeConno
Sarah NewtonTruro and FalmouthConno
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton NorthConno
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Matthew OffordHendonConno
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George OsborneTattonConno
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Neil ParishTiverton and HonitonConno
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Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConno
Claire PerryDevizesConno
Stephen PhillipsSleaford and North HykehamConno
Christopher PincherTamworthConno
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Dominic RaabEsher and WaltonConno
John RandallUxbridge and South RuislipConno
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Laura SandysSouth ThanetConno
Lee ScottIlford NorthConno
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Yvette CooperNormanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
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Alex CunninghamStockton NorthLabaye
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Tony CunninghamWorkingtonLabaye
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Michael McCannEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowLabaye
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Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLabaye
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Ann McKechinGlasgow NorthLabaye
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Madeleine MoonBridgendLabaye
Jessica MordenNewport EastLabaye
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Jonathan ReynoldsStalybridge and HydeLabaye
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