HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c31W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to assure US investors that public-private partnerships in the UK are attractive investment opportunities. [15269]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are undertaken to deliver value for money services for the taxpayer, combining the complementary skills and experience of the public and private sectors.

Extensive information on individual PPPs is made available by departments to interested parties through the Official Journal of the European Communities and other channels, and appropriate opportunities for public-private partnerships are promoted by Partnerships UK.