§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the central contracts to provide catering services for the NHS. 
§ Mr. Hutton
There is no central contract for the national health service for catering services, due to the diversity of requirements throughout the NHS. In December 2003, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency is due to release a procurement guide for catering services that will include information on the catering services market and suppliers, and will give advice on the different types of service available to
Total net NHS expenditure per head of population for 1997–98 and for the period 2002–03 to 2007–08 in England. 1997–98 £ 2002–03 £ 2003–04 £ 2004–05 £ 2005–06 £ 2006–07 £ 2007–08 £ Expenditure per head 710 1,130 1,240 1,360 1,490 1,640 1,800
national health service trusts. This guide will be available from Corporate Affairs, NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, 80 Lightfoot Street, Chester CH2 3AD.