Date lodged: 31 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-01092 by Humza Yousaf on 21 July 2016, whether Transport Scotland will assess all bids for the franchise if there is a public sector bid.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 November 2016
The legislation, recently amended by the Scotland Act 2016, enables bids to be made by the private and the public sector for the provision of Scottish rail passenger services. The Scottish Government is legally bound to properly assess all valid bids received.