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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:21 pm on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 3:21 pm, 23rd October 2019

I agree with almost everything the hon. Lady says about PFI contracts. We got a terrible PFI contract in Halifax and Calderdale. It is still a millstone around our necks. When I chaired the Education and Skills Committee, we looked at PFI contracts. The fact is that they are financial agreements, and some were better than others. But a lot of very clever City types came to places like Halifax and ran rings around the trust, so it got a bad deal. That is the truth of the matter.