HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 cc455-6W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the(a)private finance initiative and (b)public private partnership projects which have been delayed. [44875]

Mr. Hutton

A delay of three months was experienced in assessing the "Retention of Employment" model at the three pilot sites. However, as announced on 18 March 2002, we are now satisfied that the model does provide value for money and that we will be proceeding on this basis for future national health service private finance initiative (PH) projects.

No other PFI schemes are at a stage where the model has caused any delays.