To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of total payments to EDS (a) to date and (b) over the 10-year contract for services provided under its Strategic Partnership Contract; and if he will make a statement. 
The estimate of total payments to EDS are:
(a) To date
Based on 2002 prices the total payments to date are £2.2 billion excluding capital and £2.5 billion including capital.
(b) Over the 10-year contract for services
The estimated total value of the 10-year contract in 2002 prices is £2.6 billion excluding capital and £2.9 billion including capital.