Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt - Economic Affairs Committee Contents

Memorandum by the Scottish Government

Please note the following Scottish Government reply in response to the invitation to submit evidence by way of a written submission on the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry on Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt.

  The Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee undertook a thorough review of this subject last year in the context of funding for capital investment. The Finance Committee's Inquiry into methods of funding capital investment projects was published on 16 December 2008 and is available at>

  Please note that on page 9 of this report under "15th Meeting, 2008 (Session 3), 27 May 2008", you will find evidence which was provided by the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney MSP. Full details of the concluded Finance Committee's inquiry can be found at

  I hope you find this information helpful and apologies for the delay in responding.

2 October 2009

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