To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer
(1) what estimate he has made of royalty income from Crown-owned mineral rights attached to land in the UK in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14;
(2) how much the Exchequer received in royalty income from Crown-owned mineral rights on land in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
Under the Crown Estate Act 1961, 50% of the Crown Estate's net income received from land based minerals goes to the Exchequer with the remaining 50% going into the Crown Estate's capital accounts for reinvestment in the portfolio.
Between 2009 and 2013 the amount returned to the Exchequer from the Crown Estate's onshore mineral interests was:
Figures for 2013-14 will be available at financial year end in 2014.