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Crown Estate Income

Treasury written question – answered on 27th October 2003.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much income has been received by the Crown Estate from rents paid by Scottish fish farmers for each financial year since 1997.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

The annual rent paid by Scottish salmon farmers for each financial year since 1997 is as shown in the following table. Separate figures for emerging species (cod and halibut) are not available but are currently calculated with reference to consented cage surface area rather than being linked directly to tonnage and price. The emerging species rent for 2003 was £9,800.

£ million
Financial year(7) Production year (8)Salmon rent due1 January
1997 1996 2.23
1998 1997 1.45
1999 1998 2.41
2000 1999 2.86
2001 2000 2.77
2002 2001 2.52
2003 2002 1.08

(7) To the 31 March

(8) 2003 rent due 01.02.03 following rent review w.e.f. 01.01.03

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