§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what projects NHS health trusts and health boards in Scotland are undertaking under the private finance initiative; what is the value of each and which private sector bodies are involved. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 2 December 1996]There are currently 18 projects being procured by NHS health trusts and health boards under the private finance initiative of which the Scottish Office is aware. The information requested on these projects is set out in the table. There are other smaller projects developed on the same principles which fall within trust and health board delegated limits and for which information is not held centrally.
NHS health trust Nature of project Capital value £ million Preferred bidder Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust Relocation of a major acute teaching hospital to a greenfield site on the outskirts of Edinburgh 237.0 Consort Healthcare Law Hospital NHS Trust Construction of new hospital with certain non-clinical services 120.0 McAlpine Healthcare, British Linen Bank and Scottish Hydro Electric Western General Hospitals NHS Trust Redevelopment of the Western General Hospital 95.0 Miller Group, Property Facilities Management and Scottish Hydro Electric
NHS health trust Nature of project Capital value £ million Preferred bidder Hairmyres and Stonehouse Hospitals NHS Trust New District, General Hospital 56.0 Kier Build and ISS Mediclean Southern General Hospital NHS Trust Provision of Geriatric Assessment Facility 9.0 Tarmac Ayrshire and Arran Community Health Care Health Services for East Ayrshire Community Hospital 8.6 GA Construction Greater Glasgow Community and Mental Health Services NHS Trust Replacement of out-dated facilities for the delivery of in-patient mental health services at Stobhill 7.5 McAlpine, SERCO and British Linen Bank Western Isles Health Board Build Community Hospital for the Southern Isles 6.0 GA Construction Grampian Health Board Build Community Hospital in Kincardineshire 3.8 Grampian Healthcare NHS Trust Yorkhill NHS Trust New building for the provision of maternity services 14.0 Preferred Bidder to be selected Orkney Health Board Reprovision of Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall 12.0 Preferred Bidder to be selected Highland Communities NHS Trust Provision of a Psychiatric Unit 10.0 Preferred Bidder to be selected Dundee Healthcare NHS Trust Provision of a Psychiatric Unit 9.0 Preferred Bidder to be selected Renfrewshire Healthcare NHS Trust Provision of Geriatric Assessment Facility at Larkfield 8.5 Preferred Bidder to be selected Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust Provision of day care and maternity unit 6.0 Preferred Bidder to be selected Yorkhill NHS Trust Installation of a hospital information system 2.5 Preferred Bidder to be selected Perth and Kinross Healthcare Installation of a hospital information system 2.3 Preferred Bidder to be selected Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust Provision of Geriatric Beds 2.0 James Walker (Leith) Ltd.