§ Mr. Colman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) solely state-financed and (b) public-private partnership and private finance initiative projects for which his Department is responsible have been launched in each region in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
The information is as follows.
(a) The number of major projects that are recorded as being solely state financed based on central information held since July 2002 is 24. Major projects are considered to be those projects with a whole life cost greater than £40 million or which are considered to be novel, contentious or high risk. These are considered to be national projects and not specific to regions.
(b) I would refer my hon. Friend to the Signed PFI Projects List, which can be found on the HM Treasury website www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/documents/public_private_partnerships/ppp_pfi_stats. In addition, the following projects are classed as public-private partnerships:
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