§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Private Finance Initiative projects let by his Department since 1997; how long each process took; and who the contractors were. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Private Finance Initiative projects that have been let since 1997 are listed as follows. The table indicates the successful consortium/contractor and identifies the length of the process from project initiation to contract award.
The project initiation date is not known for the RAF Fylingdales Power Station project.1639W
Project Contractor Duration—years RAF Family Quarters Lossiemouth Covesea 1.50 Attack Helicopter Training Service Aviation Training International Ltd. 2.33 Family Quarters Yeovilton Western Challenge Housing Association 1.50 RAF Lyneham Sewage Treatment Wessex Water 0.44 Tidworth Water and Sewerage Thames Water plc 2.67 RAF Mail Racal Telecom (now Global Crossing) 1.42 RAF Fylingdales Power Station Turner FM n/k RAF Cosford/RAF Shawbury Family Quarters Riverside Housing Association 0.71 Fire Fighting Training Units Flagship 3.79 Light Aircraft Flying Training Bombadier Services (UK) Ltd. 1.93 Defence Intelligence Information System ICL 4.58 Tornado GR4 Synthetic Training Service Thomson 1.68 Army Foundation College Defence Services Training Ltd. 2.66 Main Building Refurbishment Amey/Kvaerner 2.57 Tri-service Materials Handling Equipment Barloworld 1.22 Naval Communications Service Alert Communications Ltd. 1.67 E3D Sentry Simulator Quadrant 1.68 Lynx 7/9 Training Simulator Thomson 1.70 Defence Animal Centre Realm 4.22 Central Scotland Family Quarters Mowlem 1.38 Tri-Service White fleet Lex Defence Management (LDM) 2.03 Commercial Satellite Communications Service Nera Satellite Services Ltd. 1.72 Wattisham Service Family Accommodation Roselead 1.31 Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency EDS 5.18 ASTUTE Class Training Service FAST Training Services 2.25 DHE IT System Bull Information Services 2.84 Bristol, Bath, Portsmouth SFA TRICOMM 4.42 Heavy Equipment Transporters FASTTRAX 4.83 Marine support to range and aircrew training SMIT International (Scotland) Ltd.) 2.17 Materials Handling Equipment Follow-On Barloworld 1.55 Roll on-Roll off Strategic Sealift AWSR Shipping Ltd. 5.67 Field Electrical Power Supply Vickers Specialist Engines 5.69 MOD-wide Water and Wastewater—Package A Brey Utilities 3.25 Defence Sixth Form College Minerva 1.81 Records Storage and Management ProLogis/TNT 5.25 Skynet 5 Paradigm 5.59 Defence High Frequency Communications Service VT Merlin Communications Ltd. 3.04 Colchester Garrison RMPA 6.08
§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the Private Finance Initiative projects that are in the competition stage; and when each competition was opened. 
§ Mr. Ingram
The Private Finance Initiative projects that are in the competitive stage and the dates that competition was opened are listed as follows. The Invitation To Negotiate issue date has been used as the date when competition started, as this is the date that competition effectively commenced.
Project Competition start date Armoured Vehicle Training Service 28 February 2001 Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft 21 December 2000 Northwood HQ PPP Project 18 February 2003 Devonport Support Services 22 June 2001 Portsmouth 2—Housing 29 April 2003 Project ALLENBY/CONNAUGHT 31 July 2002 Royal School of Military Engineers 07 July 2000 MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine)—Package C 31 July 2002 MOD-wide Water and Wastewater (Project Aquatrine)—Package B 10 July 2002 C Vehicles 23 March 2001 Tri-service Airfield Support Services 20 September 2001