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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:23 pm on 17th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 10:23 pm, 17th July 2017

I can give the hon. Lady an absolute assurance that when it comes to letting contracts, we are not taking the same disastrous approach to private finance as the Labour party did, which led to the huge deficits that brought parts of our national health service into a state of financial chaos. We follow a value-for-money approach that is vetted by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and the National Audit Office. These are value-for-money public contracts to deliver an essential project for the nation.