1.6.02

Minister for Finance Local Government and Communities

1.6.02


Bute Road PFI scheme

Alison Halford:

Will the Minister make a statement on whether value for money is being achieved in the acquiring of a 25-year contract to underwrite the Bute road private finance initiative scheme at the annual cost of £5.4 million? (WAQ18201)

Edwina Hart:

The issue of value for money within the Bute Avenue PFI scheme was considered by the Assembly by reference to a public sector comparator. In April 1999, before project approval, the final terms of the negotiated contract confirmed that value for money had been achieved.
‘Commercially Confidential’ DocumentsAlison Halford: Further to her answer to WAQ17542, can the Minister provide further details on how she decides which documents/information/files are classified as ‘commercially confidential’? (WAQ18236)Edwina Hart: Due to the varied nature of the information concerned, decisions on the release of commercially confidential information will always be made on a case-by-case basis. Factors that will be considered include those given in the response to WAQ17542.
 

Commercially Confidential Decisions

Alison Halford:

Further to your answer to WAQ18236, does the Minister plan to ensure a record is kept of all decisions that are treated as ‘commercially confidential’? (WAQ18634)

 

Edwina Hart:

Currently there are no plans to keep a central register of all commercially confidential decisions. However all commercially confidential information is held with the relevant case notes on registered files for a period of seven years.

 

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