All 16 results for pfi speaker:John Martin McDonnell

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (14 Mar 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Official Receiver for Carillion is not allowed to sell existing PFI contracts.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Carillion (25 Jan 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, How many (a) PFI and (b) PF2 contracts were signed by his Department since 13 July 2016.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Employment (16 Jan 2018)

John Martin McDonnell: ...explain to the House what involvement the Treasury had in the billions of pounds of contracts held by Carillion at the time of its liquidation? We know that Treasury approval is required for PFI contracts, so will she tell the House how many PFI and PF2 contracts were signed by the Treasury during the current Chancellor’s time in office? What will happen to those projects and to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Trusts: Private Finance Initiative (20 Nov 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in PFI payments by NHS hospital trusts between 2017-18 and 2019-20; and what proportion of funding increases for the NHS that change represents.

Charter for Budget Responsibility (24 Jan 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: The right hon. Gentleman will recall my opposition to PFI and its failures, but let me be clear: to borrow for investment, to ensure that people have the skills and resources necessary to tackle the productivity crisis and thereby grow the economy and create the high skills and wages which mean that people can pay their taxes and fund our public services, is creditable; however, what we have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Clause 1 — Expenditure on financial assistance for the provision of infrastructure (15 Oct 2012)

John Martin McDonnell: ...line, and undertaking projects on a wing and prayer at this stage is dangerous, to say the least. The Bill, as we said on Second Reading, seems to be the reverse of the private finance initiative. PFI was meant to shift the risk on to the private sector, yet the Bill seems to shifting it back on to the public sector. I share the concerns. Clause 1(4) defines financial assistance in the...

Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill (17 Sep 2012)

John Martin McDonnell: ...Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) said, there has been an element of déjà vu to this debate. I remember Alan Milburn arguing in favour of private finance initiatives in 1997. We were told then that PFI was the solution to our infrastructure and investment problems and that it would transfer the risk from the public sector to the private sector. With the greatest of respect to...

Amendment of the Law (24 Mar 2011)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the last Labour Government were in office, I was attacking them for not spending enough and for poor expenditure. I fully agree with the criticisms made of the private finance initiative; I opposed every PFI scheme that was proposed. If we look at the chart to find out when expenditure as a proportion of gross domestic product rose dramatically, we discover that it was, as the shadow...

Written Answers — Justice: Prisons (25 Nov 2010)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions his Department has had with the (a) operators and (b) financiers of prisons operated under the private finance initiative (PFI) to renegotiate (i) costs and (ii) contract specifications over the remaining period of each PFI contract; what the outcomes were of such discussions in respect of each such prison; and if he will...

Written Answers — Justice: Secure Training Centres (25 Nov 2010)

John Martin McDonnell: ...recent discussions (a) his Department and (b) the Youth Justice Board has had with the (i) operators and (ii) financiers of secure training centres operated under the private finance initiative (PFI) to renegotiate (A) costs and (B) contract specifications over the remaining period of each PFI contract; what the outcomes were of such discussions in respect of each such secure training...

Budget Resolutions — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2006)

John Martin McDonnell: I regret that the Chancellor appears to have launched a new PFI initiative.

Budget Resolutions — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2006)

John Martin McDonnell: That is a significant roll-out of PFI. In the past, PFI schemes have wasted resources, and companies have been guilty of exploitation. In many cases, they did not deliver the goods or provide the public services required. We all have experience of such projects in our constituencies. In my own constituency, a new PFI school was imposed on us. Every year, the school has a deficit that it must...

Budget Resolutions — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2006)

John Martin McDonnell: .... I refer hon. Members to the work of Alison Pollock and to the publications by Unison in recent months, which contain example after example in the public services, health and education where PFI has been used to exploit the public purse, has failed to deliver and has delivered large bonuses and profits to individual company directors. That is why I regret that the Chancellor is going...

Health Services (West London) (8 Feb 2006)

John Martin McDonnell: ...in the area. I notice that in the White Paper we now go back to the commitment to local community hospitals. We will be knocking on the Minister's door for some investment on that. We have a proposal for the PFI scheme for Hillingdon hospital. I agree with the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Randall). I am not supportive of PFI schemes, but if this is the way to secure the money fair...

Fire Service (Northumberland) (25 Jan 2006)

John Martin McDonnell: My hon. Friend the Member for Blyth Valley raised the contentious issue of the use of a PFI scheme to develop the new facilities. Has the decision making on the mechanism for use of the PFI or mainstream funding also been delegated to individual fire authorities, or is that determined by the Treasury and Government policy?

Written Answers — Defence: Records Service (7 Jan 2003)

John Martin McDonnell: ...the Secretary of State for Defence if (a) he and (b) his Ministers and officials have met the British Legion and ex-servicemen and women's organisations to discuss his Department's proposal for a PFI scheme for the Ministry of Defence records service.


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