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Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many local authorities have met the criteria for the Government’s private finance initiative programme to establish waste disposal projects; (254401)

(2) how much private finance initiative funding is available for energy from waste projects in England in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

To date, £2.02 billion private finance initiative (PFI) credits have been committed to 33 local authority projects, all of which have met the required criteria.

There are an additional 11 projects in the application process, for which it is expected a further £1.18 billion PFI credits could be awarded.

The comprehensive spending review 2007 provided DEFRA with additional funding (totalling £2 billion) through PFI to provide further investment in waste infrastructure, of which £600 million is for 2008-09 and £700 million for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11.