|Dear John Hamilton,
Your e-petition "Annul PFI contracts which are bankrupting public services" has now been published. You can view your e-petition at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42460
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HM Government e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/
Annul PFI contracts which are bankrupting public services
As an example: South London Healthcare NHS Trust had two hospitals built under PFI schemes around 10 years ago. The cost was £210m but with payments this year of £69m and amounting to £2,500m over 30 years, it is heavily in debt. This is being used as an excuse to close Lewisham Hospital's A&E.
At least six other NHS trusts are similarly facing bankruptcy.
This is clearly due to profiteering by banks and construction firms at the expense of the public purse.
We call on H M Parliament to pass legislation annulling all existing PFI contracts without compensation and transferring ownership of the buildings concerned to the commissioning organisations.
See www.PeopleBeforeProfit.org.uk for more information