§ Mr. Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the projects currently being considered for PFI funding in Scotland, indicating the number of contracts with performance bonuses as well as penalties built in; which projects are build, own and operate; and if the service costs for PFI projects can be broken down into capital cost and service cost. 
§ Mr. Dewar
[holding answer 20 January 1999]: The information requested on projects under consideration for PFI funding and on signed projects which are build, own and operate schemes is set out in the tables.
Precise information on whether a scheme under consideration will be build, own and operate depends on the outcome of negotiations. No contract sponsored by The Scottish Office has a performance bonus regime. Payment mechanisms vary on the basis of usage, availability and performance. In general, payments commence on the delivery of services, with deductions thereafter for non-availability or poor performance. A feature of PFI projects is that they are not separable into components, and so service costs are not a separable element of the overall charge. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament. 183W
Table 1—PFI projects currently being considered for PFI funding in Scotland Project name Procuring agency Police Force Training Centre, East Kilbride Strathclyde Police Office Accommodation Perth and Kinross Council Rapid Transport System (CERT) City of Edinburgh Council Balfron School Stirling Council Dumfries and Galloway Waste Management/Recycling Project Dumfries and Galloway Council Mearns Primary and St. Ninian's High School East Renfrewshire Council Glasgow Schools Project Glasgow Council Argyll and Bute Waste Management Project Argyll and Bute Council Glasgow Energy Initiative Glasgow City Council Highlands Schools Project Highland Council Edinburgh Schools Project Edinburgh Council Fife Schools Project Fife Council Aberdeenshire Schools Project Aberdeenshire Council A701/A702 upgrading Midlothian Council A92 upgrading Angus Council Glasgow Southern Orbital Road East Renfrewshire Council West Lothian Schools Project West Lothian Council Larkhall-Milngavie rail route Strathclyde PTE Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Fraserburgh and Peterhead Sewage and Sludge Treatment North of Scotland Water Authority Daldowie/Sheifldhall Sludge Treatment Centres West of Scotland Water Authority Levenmouth Purification Scheme East of Scotland Water Authority Tay Projects North of Scotland Water Authority Dalmuir Sewage Treatment West of Scotland Water Authority Meadowhead (Irvine), Ayr, Stevenston and Inverclyde Sewage Treatment West of Scotland Water Authority Moray Coast and Montrose Wastewater Project North of Scotland Water Authority Almond Valley, Seafield and Esk Valley Sewage Scheme East of Scotland Water Authority
Table 2—Signed build, own and operate PFI projects in Scotland Project name Procuring agency Inverness Main Drainage/Fort William Sewage Treatment North of Scotland Water Authority Stirling FE Centre Falkirk College Stonehaven Community Hospital Grampian Health Board Hospital Information System Yorkhill Hospitals NHS Trust Glasgow Hospital Information System Perth and Kinross Healthcare NHS Trust Hospital Information System Law Hospital NHS Trust Ferryfield House Edinburgh Healthcare NHS Trust Mearnskirk Hospital Geriatric Beds Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh RIE NHS Trust Law Hospital Law Hospital NHS Trust Hairmyres Hospital Hairmyres Hospital NHS Trust Multistorey car park/car parking facilities Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Tables 1 and 2 do not contain those projects which are within Trust and Health Board delegated limits.
Table 2 excludes projects sponsored by Local Authorities.
§ Mr. Canavan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the disadvantages which are assessed in respect of potential PFI projects in the National Health Service. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The current hospital building programme is the biggest in the history of the NHS. It is funded by a mixture of public and private finance. PFI funding is used when projects are affordable, prove value for money, offer improved healthcare and provide significant advantages for patients. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.