27. Mr. Robert G. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the private finance in initiative in the national health service. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
Good progress is being made with the private finance imitative. A number of major schemes are now at advanced stages in the process and are due to come to fruition within the next few months. There is confidence among those taking these schemes forward that the PFI will offer considerable benefits to the NHS.