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Centre For Applied Microbiology And Research

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what income the agreement between his Department and Porton International Ltd. involving the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research has generated in each full year of its existence.

There are no agreements between the Department and Porton International plc but there are various agreements between the public health laboratory service board and companies in the Porton International group concerning the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, one of which is an agreement on distributorship and marketing of certain products. The amount of income directly generated by this agreement cannot be separately identified, but total receipts from companies in the Porton International group are as follows:

Year ending£
March
19856,300
1986165,644
1987824,525
19881,404,613
19891,647,370
19902,719,150
Total6,767,602