§ Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of funding to be made available to his Department through the private finance initiative in(a) 1995–96, (b) 1996–97 and (c) 1997–98. 
§ Mr. Willetts
The Cabinet Office—including the Office of Public Service—Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the Central Office of Information have not yet approved any projects under the PFI. The Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency hopes to involve private finance in the provision of the Metropolitan Telecommunications Service. This could involve capital expenditure of some £750, 000 in 1996–97 and £1.5 million in 1997–98. Final offers are due at the end of May 1996, and the contract is likely to be awarded in June 1996.