Expenditure on bottled water used within the Ministry of Defence is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Bottled water is supplied through multi-activity, private finance initiative and public private partnership contracts. In accordance with Government policy on sustainable procurement, the supply of bottled water is to be removed from such contracts, where drinkable tap water is available.
Separately, bottled water is supplied to service personnel under the MOD world-wide food supply contract. Expenditure against the current contract for each of the last 12 months is provided in the following table.