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Private Finance Initiative

Volume 698: debated on Monday 21 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many private finance initiative contracts are currently in place in the United Kingdom; and what debts arising from them are being incurred by the Exchequer. [HL1195]

As of PBR/CSR07, there were approximately 600 signed PFI contracts in place.

The most recent figures for PFI projects can be found in tables 17 to 19 of PBR/CSR 2007: the economy and public finance—supplementary charts and tables, which is available from the Treasury website at www. hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/2/B/pbr_csr07_ economy907.pdf.