NHS: Pfi

Health written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright PPS (Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) primary care trusts, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS bodies are involved in litigation with private finance initiative contractors.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

There are no instances of legal proceedings taking place between an national health service body and a private finance initiative contractor.

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Posted on 25 Jan 2008 10:53 am (Report this annotation)

Well, perhaps there should be?

Teresa McDonnell
Posted on 30 Jan 2008 4:08 pm (Report this annotation)

Speaking from unfortunate experience there have been several attempts at litigation by PFI contractors against General Practices where I work. Thankfully they didn't get very far, but caused alot of anxiety and unnecessary work for the practices involved