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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many (a) PFI and (b) PPP contracts have been agreed by his Department over the last five years; how many have been satisfactorily completed; and in how many has compensation been (i) paid and (ii) claimed for performance failure.
The table provides details of DTLR's PFI and PPP contracts signed in the past five years. It states whether the service is operational, and whether service charge payments have been withheld. Should PFI and PPP contractors fail to provide the contracted service they will not receive the full unitary service charge payment for the relevant month.
|Year contract signed||Name of contract||Status of service||Has part of service charge payment been withheld?|
|1997||Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre—Catering||Operational||No|
|2000||Highways Agency—A13 "Thames Gateway"(2)||Under construction||n/a|
|2000||Vehicle Inspectorate—MOT computerisation||Under construction||n/a|
|2001||Highways Agency—Traffic Control Centre||Under construction||n/a|
|1997||Manchester Metrolink—extension to Salford Quays and Eccles(3)||Operational||No|
|1999||Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust||Operational||No|
|2001||National Air Traffic Control Services (NATS) PPP||—(4)||n/a|
(2) The A13 Thames Gateway contract has been transferred to Transport for London.
(3) The Manchester Metrolink contract was let by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive and received substantial funding from DTLR.
(4) NATS have announced their preferred partner—Airlines Group (British Airways, British Midland, Virgin, Britannia, Monarch, Easy-Jet and Airtours) and is due to let the contract shortly.