§ Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of funding to be made available to this Department through the private finance initiative in(a) 1995–96, (b) 1996–97 and (c) 1997–98. 
§ Mr. Hanley
We consider the use of private finance as the preferred option for all proposed capital projects. I refer the hon. Member to the capital spending estimates in table 6.5 of the "Financial Statement and Budget Report 1996–97", which is available in the House Library. no capital investment took place under the private finance initiative scheme in 1995–96.