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Private Finance Initiative

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many private finance initiative projects have included (a) a leisure component and (b) a library. (196756)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had been allocated private finance initiative (PFI) credits in previous comprehensive spending reviews to invest in our sectors. To this end, DCMS support (a) 11 leisure centre projects and (b) seven library projects.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the performance of private finance initiative projects that have included a leisure component. (196757)

I have been asked to reply.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has not made an assessment of the performance of private finance initiative (PFI) leisure centre projects that it has awarded credits. The local authorities, who are awarded the PFI credits, will manage and assess individual project performance.