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Private Finance Initiative

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

(1) what steps her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to make the private finance initiative contracting process conducted by her Department more accountable and transparent in terms of environmental sustainability;

(2) what assessment she has made of (a) the sustainability and environmental impacts of private finance initiative (PFI) projects undertaken by her Department and (b) the effectiveness of the PFI process followed by the Department in delivering environmentally sustainable projects.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The Department have not undertaken any PFI projects, nor does it have any current plans to do so.

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