HC Deb 12 July 1996 vol 281 c326W
Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the principal differences in the treatment of PFI projects between the present system of cash accounting and the system of resource accounting which is planned to be introduced. [36571]

Mr. Jack

PFI contracts seek to procure public services which flow from capital invested by the private sector. Proposals to achieve an appropriate accounting treatment for PFI projects under resource accounting will be examined by the independent financial reporting advisory board to the Treasury which has been set up in response to the wishes of Parliament.