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Broomfield Hospital: PFI

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations the Department received (a) supporting and (b) against the Broomfield private finance initiative scheme; what meetings were organised on this scheme and with whom; and what other consultation was conducted and what the balance of opinion was arising therefrom. (156526)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: The former Minister of State (Andy Burnham), met with the hon. Members for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns), Maldon and East Chelmsford (Mr. Whittingdale), the right hon. Member for Saffron Walden (Sir Alan Haselhurst), the hon. Member for Braintree (Mr. Newmark), Chair of the Trust David Bullock, Chief Executive of the Trust Andrew Pike, Helen Davis (from the strategic health authority (SHA)) and Peter Coates, Deputy Director of Finance-Investment, from the Department on Monday 20 November 2006 to discuss progress of the Broomfield private finance initiative scheme.

The full business case, which is supported by local commissioners, the trust and the SHA has been submitted to the Department for approval.