HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c735W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his Department's proposals for the use of the private finance initiative in respect of local government expenditure. [7306]

Sir Paul Beresford

On 31 October we relaxed the capital finance rules to promote the private finance initiative in local government. We also issued guidance on those relaxations and associated arrangements for revenue support for PFI projects.