§ Mr. Carmichael
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 14 March 2003,Official Report, column 491W, on the Crown Estate, when the Government last made an assessment of the level of charges levied by the Crown Estate. 
§ Mr. Boateng
I am satisfied that the Crown Estate Commissioners exercise their statutory duties under the Crown Estate Act in the light of the commercial environment faced by Crown Estate tenants and the requirements of good management. Crown Estate and Treasury officials meet periodically to discuss matters of mutual interest.