§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 24 May,Official Report, column 594, what information her Department holds centrally in respect of contracts for health and hospital services awarded by health authorities and NHS trusts under the competitive tendering process. 
§ Mr. Sackville
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 6 June at column28 for information about contracts for clinical services awarded after competitive tender by national health service trust in England. Information about the award of such contracts by district health authorities is not available centrally.