A possible insight today into why the Assembly Government has prohibited PFI in the NHS while it continues in the rest of the public sector. Put simply, ministers have less control from the centre over PFIs. About 120 of Wales's 130 hospital sites scrapped car park charges today. Some have private contracts to honour and cannot act immediately. By May 2011, only four will still charge.
But one hospital, Neath Port Talbot, will continue to charge until 2032. Guess how the gleaming NPT was financed.