§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has to cover the transfer of national health service assets beyond the actual capital projects being financed to the management of facilities management consortia under the private finance initiative. 
§ Mr. Sackville
National health service bodies are expected to obtain value for money from any transaction involving the sale or transfer of assets to a third party. General guidance on the disposal of national health service assets is included in the publication "Estatecode: Property Transactions—A Management Guide for NHS Trusts" published by HMSO, copies of which are available in the Library.