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Sovereign Grant Act 2011

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SCHEDULES

Section 14

SCHEDULE 1Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

Civil List Audit Act 1816 (c. 46)

1The Civil List Audit Act 1816 is repealed.

Civil List Act 1837 (c. 2)

2The Civil List Act 1837 is amended as follows.

3In section 5 (£15,000 a year to be issued to defray charge of pensions)—

(a)omit “of her Majesty’s reign”;

(b)for “such pensions as may be granted by her Majesty chargeable on her Majesty’s civil list revenues” substitute “such pensions payable under this section as may be granted by Her Majesty”;

(c)omit “, as an addition to the sum hereby granted for her Majesty’s civil list,”;

(d)omit “of her said reign”.

4In section 6 (restriction on grants of pensions; list of pensions granted to be laid before Parliament yearly) for “charged upon the civil list revenues” substitute “granted as mentioned in section 5”.

5Omit section 14 (payments from civil list to be free of fees and deductions).

Crown Lands Act 1936 (c. 47)

6In section 9(2) of the Crown Lands Act 1936 (power to transfer the management of certain Crown lands), for the words from “the hereditary revenues” to the end substitute “section 1 of the Sovereign Grant Act 2011 ceases to have effect.”

Civil List Act 1937 (c. 32)

7The Civil List Act 1937 is repealed.

Consolidated Fund (Civil List Provisions) Act 1951 (c. 50)

8The Consolidated Fund (Civil List Provisions) Act 1951 is repealed.

Civil List Act 1952 (c. 37)

9The Civil List Act 1952 is amended as follows.

10Omit section 2 (reduction in Queen’s Civil List when Duke of Cornwall a minor or Duchy of Cornwall vested in Her Majesty).

11Omit section 5 (provision for HRH the Princess Margaret).

12(1)Section 7 (payments by Treasury in respect of retired allowances) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) for the words from “, on scales” to “Royal Household” substitute “in accordance with subsection (1A)”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(1A)A retired allowance or sum is granted in accordance with this subsection if—

(a)it is granted by Her Majesty to or in respect of a person who has been a member of the Royal Household, and

(b)it is granted on scales and in accordance with conditions approved from time to time by the Treasury.

13In section 8 (charge of payments under the Act) omit—

(a)“for the payments under section two thereof for the Queen’s Civil List,”;

(b)the words from “for Her Majesty’s children” to “for his widow,”;

(c)“, and for the payment of Civil List pensions (whether granted before or after the passing of this Act),”;

(d)the words from “, and, in particular” to the end.

14In section 10 (constitution of Royal Trustees) omit “for the purposes of this Act”.

15Omit section 11 (meaning of “net revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall”).

16In section 12 (adjustments in respect of parts of years) omit—

(a)the words from “, or any of the reductions” to “Civil List,”;

(b)“and reductions”.

17(1)Section 13 (continuance of enactments etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit the words from the beginning to “for the Civil List:”;

(b)for the words from “Provided” to “the said section six” substitute “In section 6 of the Civil List Act 1837 (honorific pensions)”.

(3)In subsection (2) for the words from the beginning to “and nothing” substitute “Nothing”.

Forestry Act 1967 (c. 10)

18In section 43(2) of the Forestry Act 1967 (contingent liability to Crown Estate)—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “that Fund” substitute “If section 1 of the Sovereign Grant Act 2011 ceases to have effect”;

(b)for “the Fund” substitute “the Consolidated Fund”.

Family Law Reform Act 1969 (c. 46)

19The Family Law Reform Act 1969 is amended as follows.

20In section 10 (modification of enactments relating to Duke of Cornwall etc) omit subsections (1) and (2).

21In section 28(4) (extent) omit paragraph (d).

Civil List Act 1972 (c. 7)

22The Civil List Act 1972 is amended as follows.

23Omit section 1 (annual payment for the Queen’s Civil List).

24In section 2 (further provision for members of the Royal Family) omit subsections (1), (3) to (7) and (9).

25In section 4(1) (Civil List pensions under 1837 Act) omit the second sentence.

26Omit section 5 (reports by Royal Trustees).

27Omit section 7 (charge of payments under Act).

28In section 8 (short title etc) omit subsections (2) and (3).

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

29In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (other disqualifying offices) omit the entry for the Auditor of the Civil List.

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

30In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (other disqualifying offices) omit the entry for the Auditor of the Civil List.

Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

31In section 171(3)(c) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (employment not under contract of employment) for “the Queen’s Civil List” substitute “the Sovereign Grant”.

State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c. 16)

32In section 16(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (meaning of “retirement pension income” for purposes of that Act) for paragraph (k) substitute—

(k)any sum payable by way of pension under section 5 of the Civil List Act 1837 or section 7 of the Civil List Act 1952;.

State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14)

33In section 16(1) of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (meaning of “retirement pension income” for purposes of that Act) for paragraph (k) substitute—

(k)any sum payable by way of pension under section 5 of the Civil List Act 1837 or section 7 of the Civil List Act 1952;.

Section 15

SCHEDULE 2Transitional provisions and savings

Application of certain accounting provisions

1Sections 2 and 4 have effect in relation to the records and accounts for the financial year 2012-13 and subsequent financial years.

Determination of Sovereign Grant for the financial year 2013-14

2For the purpose of determining the amount of the Sovereign Grant for the financial year 2013-14—

(a)section 5 has effect as if paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (2) were omitted, and

(b)section 6(1) has effect as if Step 4 and paragraph (b) of Step 5 were omitted.

Payments under Civil List Acts

3(1)Despite the repeals made by this Act, section 12 of the Civil List Act 1952 (adjustments in respect of part years) applies to any yearly payment for the year 2012 under any of the repealed provisions on the basis that the payments under those provisions fell to be made in respect only of the period 1 January to 31 March 2012.

(2)Despite the repeals made by this Act, section 8 of the Civil List Act 1952 or section 7 of the Civil List Act 1972 applies in relation to a sum payable under any of the repealed provisions.

(3)The “repealed provisions” are sections 4 and 6 of the Civil List Act 1952 and sections 1, 2(8) and 3 of the Civil List Act 1972.

Savings for audit of the Queen’s Civil List

4Despite the repeals made by this Act, the Civil List Audit Act 1816 continues to apply in relation to—

(a)the Queen’s Civil List for the year 2011, and

(b)the Queen’s Civil List for the period 1 January to 31 March 2012.

5Until all of the Auditor of the Civil List’s duties under the Civil List Audit Act 1816 have been performed, Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 have effect as if they included an entry for the Auditor.

Functions under section 1 of the Civil List Act 1972

6Despite the repeals made by this Act, section 1(3) to (7) of the Civil List Act 1972 continue to have effect until the time at which—

(a)any necessary adjustments after audit in respect of the period 1 January to 31 March 2012 have been made, and

(b)any deficiency in respect of that period has (so far as possible) been made good.

7Any property held by the Royal Trustees at that time is, from that time, to be treated as part of the Reserve Fund.

Saving for amendments made by virtue of section 6 of the Civil List Act 1972

8(1)Despite the repeal by this Act of section 6 of the Civil List Act 1972 (power by order to increase financial provisions), the amendments of the retained provisions made by virtue of that section continue to have effect.

(2)The “retained provisions” are section 5 of the Civil List Act 1837 and section 3 of the Civil List Act 1952.

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