HC Deb 14 January 1998 vol 304 cc241-2W
27. Mr. Colman

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement on the use of the Private Finance Initiative in Northern Ireland. [20873]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is gathering momentum in Northern Ireland. NI Departments and the Northern Ireland Office are committed to maximising Private Finance, and projects with a total capital value in excess of £350 million are currently being considered for PFI solutions.