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PAYMASTER GENERAL TALKS ABOUT PFI REVIEW

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Paymaster general Geoffrey Robinson explains the review of the private finance initiative announced yesterday (see ...
Paymaster general Geoffrey Robinson explains the review of the private finance initiative announced yesterday (see LGCNet, 8 May, Whitehall category).

In an interview with the Financial Times (p7) Mr Robinson claims the government aims to achieve£10bn worth of PFI projects written in to the Budget red book for the next three years. He also says he is keen to develop schools, where there is 'one hell of a backlog'.

The FT says the government needs at least the£10bn to reconcile its ambitions for improving public services and meeting public spending targets. But it warns that the PFI must not be a 'back-double around the government's expenditure controls'.

A summary of the governments plans for streamlining the PFI appears in the Times (p25).
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