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Departments: Private Finance Initiative

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what the total value of private finance initiative projects included in his Department’s balance sheet (a) is in 2007 and (b) was in each of the last five years, broken down by project; (137816)

(2) what the value was of annual private finance initiative payments made by his Department from (a) capital and (b) revenue budgets in each of the last five years;

(3) what value of annual private finance initiative payments by his Department was classified as (a) identifiable and (b) non-identifiable in each of the last five years, broken down by project;

(4) what value of annual private finance initiative (PFI) payments by his Department were (a) to repay capital and (b) expenditure on other parts of each PFI contract in each of the last five years, broken down by project.

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) does not have any private finance initiative projects.

The NIO has an off-balance sheet commitment under public-private partnership (PPP) which is the Causeway project. The Causeway project is a partnership between Fujitsu Services and the NIO. The PPP contract was let with Fujitsu in August 2003 to deliver a managed service related to the electronic sharing of information across the criminal justice organisations in Northern Ireland over a 10 year period.