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 it has sought external advice on the preparatory work that it has conducted regarding a public sector bid.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 14 November 2016
I have had discussions with trade unions and other key stakeholders on plans to ensure that a public sector body can bid for future Scottish rail franchises. These discussions will continue as the work progresses.