HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c444W
25. Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the use of private sector finance for the construction of roads.

Mr. Ridley

In considering proposals for the private financing of road construction, I am looking for arrangements which ensure both that the private investor carries an appropriate degree of commercial risk and that the resulting scheme is not more costly to public funds than the present arrangement.