HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c170W
Mr. Pearson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education following the meeting held with the Under-Secretary of State and Dudley council and its hon. Members recently, if she has any good news for Roberts Street primary on how the technical barriers to use of the private finance initiative can be removed or other means accessed to enable this badly needed new school project to go ahead. [19145]

Mr. Robin Squire

The local education authority is preparing a more detailed explanation of its proposal. We shall then be able to assess whether it meets the crucial criterion for the private finance initiative, mainly, how far there is a transfer of risk from the public sector to the private sector.