§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many road building schemes using the design, build, finance and operate contracting method are currently(a) completed and (b) under construction; what is the estimated cost to public funds for each project over the life time of the DBFO contract; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
Eight DBFO contracts encompassing 11 trunk road schemes have been awarded and 10 of the schemes are now open to traffic. The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement scheme which forms part of the A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis project is still under construction.
The estimated cost of each project over the lifetime of the contract is represented by the Net Present Value (NPV) range of the shadow tolls. The actual payments are dependent on traffic volumes on the road. The published details are as follows:
£ million Project NPV range M1-A1 186 to 281 A419/A417 106 to 124 A69 58 to 66 A19 125 to 149 A30/A35 129 to 158 A50 58 to 72 M40 155 to 210 Al(M) 138 to 165