§ 19. Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much in addition to existing spending plans the Government plan to spend in real terms on the Defence Medical Services over the next four years. 
§ Dr. Moonie
Following the Strategic Defence Review we allocated an additional £140 million to the Defence Medical Services over the four years 1998–99 to 2001–02. Funding for subsequent years is currently under consideration as part of my Department's annual planning process.