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SCHEDULES

Section 14

SCHEDULE 1 Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

Civil List Audit Act 1816 (c. 46)1816 (c. 46)

1 5The Civil List Audit Act 1816 is repealed.

Civil List Act 1837 (c. 2)1837 (c. 2)

2 The Civil List Act 1837 is amended as follows.

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

(a) omit “of her Majesty’s reign”;

(b) 10for “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) 15omit “of her said reign”.

4 In 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”.

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

20Crown Lands Act 1936 (c. 47)1936 (c. 47)

6 In 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.”

25Civil List Act 1937 (c. 32)1937 (c. 32)

7 The Civil List Act 1937 is repealed.

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

8 The Consolidated Fund (Civil List Provisions) Act 1951 is repealed.

Civil List Act 1952 (c. 37)1952 (c. 37)

9 30The Civil List Act 1952 is amended as follows.

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10 Omit section 2 (reduction in Queen’s Civil List when Duke of Cornwall a

minor or Duchy of Cornwall vested in Her Majesty).

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

12 (1) Section 7 (payments by Treasury in respect of retired allowances) is

5amended 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

10subsection 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.

13 15In 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

20or after the passing of this Act),”;

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

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

Act”.

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

16 25In 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) 30omit 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”.

35Forestry Act 1967 (c. 10)1967 (c. 10)

18 In 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) 40for “the Fund” substitute “the Consolidated Fund”.

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Family Law Reform Act 1969 (c. 46)1969 (c. 46)

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

20 In section 10 (modification of enactments relating to Duke of Cornwall etc)

omit subsections (1) and (2).

21 5In section 28(4) (extent) omit paragraph (d).

Civil List Act 1972 (c. 7)1972 (c. 7)

22 The Civil List Act 1972 is amended as follows.

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

24 In section 2 (further provision for members of the Royal Family) omit

10subsections (1), (3) to (7) and (9).

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

26 Omit section 5 (reports by Royal Trustees).

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

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

15House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)1975 (c. 24)

29 In 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)1975 (c. 25)

30 In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification

20Act 1975 (other disqualifying offices) omit the entry for the Auditor of the

Civil List.

Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)1996 (c. 18)

31 In section 171(3)(c) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (employment not

under contract of employment) for “the Queen’s Civil List” substitute “the

25Sovereign Grant”.

State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c. 16)2002 (c. 16)

32 In 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

30Civil List Act 1837 or section 7 of the Civil List Act 1952;.

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

33 In 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) 35any sum payable by way of pension under section 5 of the

Civil List Act 1837 or section 7 of the Civil List Act 1952;.

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Section 15

SCHEDULE 2 Transitional provisions and savings

Application of certain accounting provisions

1 Sections 2 and 4 have effect in relation to the records and accounts for the

5financial year 2012-13 and subsequent financial years.

Determination of Sovereign Grant for the financial year 2013-14

2 For 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

10omitted, 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

15(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

20section 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

4 25Despite 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.

5 Until all of the Auditor of the Civil List’s duties under the Civil List Audit

30Act 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

6 35Despite 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

40made good.

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7 Any 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

5by 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.