HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 c322W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the(a) private finance initiative and (b) public-private partnership projects which have been delayed. [44872]

Angela Eagle

From the best information available of the private finance initiative (PFI) and public-private partnership (PPP) projects entered into by the Home Office, the following projects have experienced delays:

Project PFI/PPP Signed or expected
Prisons Energy Tranche 2 PFI Signed
Her Majesty's Prison Dovegate PFI Signed
Quantum (Prison Service) PFI Signed
Medway Secure Training Centre (STC) PFI Signed
Rainsbrook STC PFI Signed
Hassockfield STC PFI Signed
Passport Data Capture PFI Signed
Passport Supply PFI Signed
Airwave (PSRCP) PFI Signed
IT2000 (Sirius programme) PFI Signed
Criminal Records Bureau PPP Signed
Home Office Central London
Accommodation Strategy (HOCLAS) PFI Signed

The length of delays for each project varies between six weeks and 24 months. The reasons for the delays are varied. For example, Her Majesty's Prison Dovegate was delayed due to the possibility of a judicial review by a local action group: Hassockfield STC due to planning appeals; changes of strategy from refurbishment of existing buildings to new build in the case of HOCLAS; and problems concluding preferred bidder stage necessitating further negotiation and an invitation to tender for best and final offers on the IT2000 project.