Department for Education: Infrastructure

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many infrastructure contracts overseen by his Department have been let with the stipulation that a Project Bank Account must be applied in the last year.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department has not mandated the use of Project Bank Accounts on any of its infrastructure contracts in the last year. The Department has considered the use of Project Bank Accounts on infrastructure contracts, but due to the specific nature and size of procurements and contracts, there are compelling reasons not to mandate its use.

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