Pfi/PPP

Home Department written question – answered on 19th July 2001.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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.

Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Public Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts agreed in the last five years, based on available information, are as follows:

Number
(a) Number of PFI contracts agreed in last five years 21
(b) Number of PPP contracts(3) agreed in last five years 1
(c) Number satisfactorily completed (4)0
(i) Number where compensation paid for performance failure 11
(ii) Number where compensation claimed for performance failure 12

(3) Excludes PFI contracts shown above

(4) All contracts are still running

The level of compensation on one claim is still being negotiated.

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