§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 6 February,Official Report, column 114, how much money he has allocated to build the first two secure training centres. 
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 12 February 1996]Secure training centres will be provided under the terms of the Government's private finance initiative. The capital costs of construction will be met by the private sector contractor. Contract payments made by the Home Office will allow private sector providers to meet the operating and maintenance costs and capital financing costs as well as provide a return on their investment. For each centre, contract payments will begin when all available places are ready for use. The precise level of payments will depend on the results of the competitive tendering exercise.