§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost arising from cash repayments and enhanced deductions of the research and development tax credit in 2000–01. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 18 September 2003]: For companies claiming the R&D tax credit for small or medium-sized companies in 2000–01, the cost to the Exchequer was £75 million.