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LATHAM CRITICISES GOVERNMENT'S POOR PROGRESS ON PFI

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Michael Latham has criticised the government's record on the promotion of the private finance initiative, reports C...
Michael Latham has criticised the government's record on the promotion of the private finance initiative, reports Contract Journal (30 April, p1).

Sir Michael, a former Tory MP and chairman of the 1994-95 joint government/industry review of construction, was particularly concerned about the delays in implementing new legislation and interference with standard contracts.

He told the magazine that 'the Construction Act should be brought forward to 1 November 1997. It is absurd that it should be delayed until 1 January 1998'. He went on to say that 'standard contract forms should not be amended and the government should not alter its own contracts.'

Sir Michael pointed to poor leadership in the government and highlighted the need for a cabinet sub-committee for PFI issues, headed by the deputy prime minister, that would publish regular progress reports.
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