§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the progress of the PFI bid submitted by Sefton Metropolitan Authority to build a new swimming and leisure complex in Crosby. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The Metropolitan Borough of Sefton was told on 27 August 1998 of the inter-departmental Project Review Group's decision to agree to my Department's recommendation that their project be included in the updated list of local authority PFI projects the Government intend to support. That list was the subject of a press release the same day. It is now for the local authority to bring the project to contract signature.