§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average cost to public funds is of external advisers in the negotiation of private finance initiative projects in his Department, expressed as a proportion of each contract's value; 
(2) what the net present cost is of each project undertaken in his Department under the private finance initiative; what the value is of their public sector comparators in (a) pre-risk and (b) risk-adjusted terms; what risks have been identified as having been transferred; and if he will place information on other relevant costs for each private finance initiative project in the Library. 
§ Mr. Spellar
[holding answer 13 July 2000]I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.