§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 21 October 2002,Official Report, column 128W, if he will list the contracts signed by NHS trusts to bring teams of doctors from continental Europe to work in the NHS. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Six contracts to bring over overseas clinical teams have been signed by national health service trusts: two each by Central Middlesex and East Somerset NHS Trust, and one each by South Tyneside Healthcare Acute Trust, and Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust. A short-term contract was also signed at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust.