§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the planned expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP in(a) 2001–02, (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2003–04. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The planned gross national health service expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product for the financial years 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2003–04 is shown in the table. The figure for 2003–03 includes the extra £1 billion announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his pre-Budget report on the 27 November 2001.
Gross NHS spend as a percentage of GDP NHS spend 2001–02 6.3 2002–03 6.5 2003–04 6.6
These figures do not include private spending424W