§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been achieved, in terms of projects and cash, by the private finance initiative in the past year. 938W
§ Mr. Howard
In the past year a range of projects has been taken forward. The present position on projects which are being developed, or are strong candidates, for funding through private finance, is as follows:
Project Achievement to date Design, Build, Manage and Finance prisons at Fazakerley and Bridgend Tenders assessed, Contracts to be let shortly Design, Build, Manage and finance Secure Training Centres for Young Offenders: Gringley and Cookham Wood Tenders being assessed Design, Build, Manage and Finance three further Secure Training Centres Invitation to tender in preparation Police National Network Contract in place Public Safety Radio Communications Project In design Central development of IT projects for police forces In design Immigration Detention Accommodation: Gatwick In construction Heathrow In design Immigration and Nationality Caseworking Management Information System In design
The capital value of these schemes is estimated at £1.2 billion.