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ppp Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 18:59 GMT
Tube train Amey 'to sell its PFI stake'
A major private contractor may be forced to sell its PFI contracts to its bankers as it gets in financial trouble due to Tube privatisation delays.

PPP across the UK
Where the government is using the private sector for public services
 
Unions to tackle Blair on privatisation
The trade unions and the government are heading for a major confrontation over the private finance of public services.
Q&A: What is PFI?
BBC News Online explains the controversy over the Private Finance Initiative, which is driving a wedge between Labour and the unions.
Military personnel Private sector's military bid
Top military brass and corporate officials from Europe and the US meet in Paris to discuss how to partially privatise military services.
Private sector links to the NHS provoke strong feelings NHS's private plans
The government is urging the NHS to work more closely with the private sector against fierce union opposition.
Private 'partners' not 'take-overs'
Private management and finance are now part of state education - but their impact has been less than once forecast.
Transport's public private history
With insufficient money to maintain the country's transport infrastructure, private money is the recurring suggestion to solving the problem.
Housing in Drumchapel Long road to better housing
BBC News Online Scotland's Murray Cox examines the progress made being in the biggest housing stock transfer in the UK.
Liverpool's profitable prison
Liverpool's Altcourse prison has been accused of making excessive profits for its owners, Group 4.
 VOTE RESULTS
Should private firms run public services?

Yes
 39.06% 

No
 60.94% 

4324 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion


Talking PointTALKING POINT
Public services
Should private firms run them?


Labour's challenge


Tony Blair and ministers have suggested the police and GMB boss John Edmonds are 'wreckers' of his public service reform plans.
Naming the 'wreckers'



Prisons: clickable guide


Will the government's PPP proposals for London's underground work?  BBC Radio Five Live Report investigates with Down the Tube.Down the tube
Will government PPP proposals work?

Brown v Blair
Hospital finance row threatens NHS reforms

No retreat
PM presses forward on public sector reform

Privatisation
Unions tackle Brown on public services

PM Tony Blair has attacked the wreckers, but who might they be?E-cyclopedia
Who, what and where are the "wreckers"?
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