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Defence: Research

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 3281, tabled on 14 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was received by his Department from the Commercial Exploitation Levy in the financial years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18 and (d) 2018-19; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

21 January 2020

The commercial exploitation levy is a form of royalty for any commercial sales of a design, use of special tooling or the granting of licences where the Ministry of Defence has contributed to research and development costs. The gross amount received in each year since 2015-16 is in the table:

Year

£ million

2015-16

20.1

2016-17

10.8

2017-18

6.6

2018-19

52.7