Business of the House

Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Tory Back Benchers rightly lambast the Labour party’s legacy of private finance initiative debt, and Ministers on the Front Bench usually fully agree, so why does paragraph 3.27 of the Green Book outline that a “new pipeline” of PFI projects will be announced? Can we have a statement explaining that, or even better, a debate on the benefits of PFI versus conventional investment?

David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

I will ask Treasury Ministers to write to the hon. Gentleman in more detail on that.