HC Deb 26 February 1998 vol 307 cc353-4W
Mr. Kidney

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to give greater commercial freedom to public corporations to enable them to borrow private finance; and what assessment he has made of the potential additional resources that might be so accessed. [30550]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

The Government are keen to see PPPs develop between public corporations and the private sector, thereby accessing private sector expertise and finance to improve public services. The potential additional resources that could be addressed in this way will depend on the form of such partnerships.