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I totally agree with the member. This is another legacy of 13 wasted years under the previous Labour Administration. Even the Tories have abandoned PFI as a way of funding such projects. In Lanarkshire—in the area that the member represents—Hairmyres hospital is probably the worst example of a complete rip-off of the public purse by PFI contractors, probably not just in Scotland but in the whole United Kingdom.
Does the cabinet secretary agree that the sale of Balfour Beatty Workplace to GDF Suez Energy Services must not have an adverse effect on patients and staff at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh? Will he join me in seeking assurances from NHS Lothian that the employment and terms and conditions of the staff at the hospital who deliver the vital services involved will be protected?