Civil List Act 1837

Civil List Act 1837

The Civil List Act 1837 (1 & 2 Vict. c. 2) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, signed into law on 23 December 1837.

It reiterated the principles of the civil list system, stating that the newly-accessioned Queen Victoria undertook to transfer all hereditary revenues of the Crown to the Treasury during her reign, and that all existing Acts to this end were to remain in force. The sum of £385,000 was to be payable annually out of the Consolidated Fund for the upkeep of the royal household, applied as laid down in a schedule, and the sum of £200,000 granted for this purpose during the previous session was to be considered part of the first payment.

An additional £1,200 per annum was granted to defray the cost of civil list pensions. This was given on the condition that any new pensions granted would be given only to those who had "just claims on the royal benefice" or those who had gained the gratitude of the sovereign and the country for personal services to the Crown, or for public duties, or for services to the arts, science or literature. A list of all pensions was to be laid before Parliament. The hereditary duties on beer, ale and cider were to be remitted during the Queen's lifetime, and any powers exercised by the Crown relating to the small branches of hereditary revenue were unaffected.

Finally, the Act granted £10,000 for home secret service.

Schedule
First class for the Queen's privy purse £60,000
Second class salaries of the Queen's household and retired allowances £131,260
Third class expenses of the Queen's household £172,500
Fourth class royal bounty, alms, and special services £13,200
Fifth class pensions £——
Sixth class unappropriated monies £8,040
Total £385,000
Note that the £1,200 paid for pensions was an additional payment, and not part of the £385,000 total

References

  • The British almanac of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for the year 1839. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London, 1839.

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Civil list — A civil list is a list of individuals to whom money is paid by the government. Contents 1 United Kingdom 1.1 History 1.2 Present day 2 Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Civil List — (in Britain) the amount of money that parliament agrees to give every year to the king or queen to meet official expenses, such as allowances for other members of the Royal Family and wages for the royal household. See also Privy Purse. * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament, 1820-1839 — This is an incomplete list of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the years 1820 1839. For acts passed prior to 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament and List of Acts of Parliament of the Scottish… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutes of New Zealand (1800-1980) — This is a list of Statutes of New Zealand before 1980. For statutes of New Zealand since 1980, see List of Statutes of New Zealand (1980 present) 1800s 1830s 1837 * Wills Act 1840s 1846 * New Zealand Constitution Act 1846 (UK) 1850s 1852 * New… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 1992 — This is a complete list of all 1922 Statutory Instruments published in the United Kingdom in the year 1992. NOTOC 1 100* North Hull Housing Action Trust (Transfer of Property) Order 1992 S.I. 1992/1 * Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 1997 — This is a complete list of all 1840 Statutory Instruments published in the United Kingdom in the year 1997. NOTOC 1 100* Education (Recognised Bodies) Order 1997 S.I. 1997/1 * Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance and Paramedic Service… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2006 — This is an incomplete list of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom in 2006. NOTOC 1 100* Public Contracts Regulations 2006 S.I. 2006/5 * Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 S.I. 2006/6 * M6 Motorway (Junction 36, Town Head Bridge Parapet… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 2007 — This is an incomplete list of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom in 2007. NOTOC 1 100* Cider and Perry and Wine and Made wine (Amendment) Regulations 2007 S.I. 2007/4 * Customs and Excise (Personal Reliefs for Special Visitors)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 1987 — This is a complete list of all 1468 Statutory Instruments published in the United Kingdom in the year 1987. NOTOC 1 100* Parish and Community Meetings (Polls) Rules 1987 S.I. 1987/1 * National Health Service (Food Premises) (Scotland) Regulations …   Wikipedia

  • Civil parish — A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The civil parish has its origins in the system of ecclesiastical parishes, but civil parishes have often deviated from the latter s borders as time has progressed. The use of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”