Impact of LIBOR rigging on DfT PFI contracts?

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Dear Department for Transport,

On 01/09/2005 the DfT closed a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract known as the National Roads Telecommunications Services deal ,worth an initial £53.4m in conjunction with HSBC Infrastructure Fund Ltd, and Fluor International.

In July 2012 it emerged Barclays and other UK and global banks had
been complicit in rigging the London Inter-bank Offered Rate since
at least 2005, which sets the rates of borrowing money and is
pegged to swaps and derivatives products referenced within PFI
contracts.

HSBC is one of the 18 LIBOR setting panel banks currently under
investigation by UK, US and EU authorities for rigging the LIBOR rate
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsb...

Please provide:

1. The original National Roads Telecommunications Services business case, and contract(s) including full details of swaps (ISDA) and derivatives applied to this PFI deal.

2. Copies of internal or external financial and legal advice DfT
has received in relation to LIBOR, and its actual or
potential impacts on DfT and PFI finances.

Yours faithfully,

Joel Benjamin

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Sir

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Colin Goodwillie, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Benjamin

Please find attached an acknowledgement of your FOI request.

Colin Goodwillie
Corporate Finance
DfT
Tel: 020 7944 5016

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Peter Audemars, Department for Transport

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Colin Goodwillie, Department for Transport

Joel

As we advised in our interim response we are current compiling a response
to your request about PFI and LIBOR. It is unclear at this stage whether
we will be able to send the response to you by email or whether the
documentation will be so large that it will necessitate a CD. It would,
therefore, be helpful if you would provide us with a postal address that
we would be able to send a CD to.

Thanks

Colin Goodwillie

Corporate Finance

Department for Transport

Tel: 020 7944 5016

E-mail: [email address]

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