NHS: Private Finance Initiative

Health written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Martin Caton Martin Caton Labour, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any private finance initiative schemes in the NHS have been included in portfolios held in off-shore tax havens.

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

Information on where project companies delivering services to national health service trusts under private finance initiative contracts are registered for tax purposes is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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George Rees
Posted on 24 Apr 2008 2:59 pm (Report this annotation)

I suspect that you are on to something!

Next PMQ.

How much would it cost to obtain this information by including it as a question on future tenders by PFI?

Or if this fails try freedom of information

Good luck

George Rees