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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14147: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many Carillion employees are working on public sector-backed projects in Scotland.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 February 2018

We continue to work closely with the official receiver and their special managers PWC to obtain accurate numbers of jobs supported by Carillion in Scotland.

For those working on the AWPR Aberdeen Roads Limited, the project contractor, has been able to confirm that there are 76 Carillion staff directly employed working on the project. We also understand that a further 101 staff and 90 operatives are engaged through a labour only sub-contract through a Carillion subsidiary.

Network Rail has confirmed that there are 115 Carillion staff working on projects in Scotland who are directly employed. Network Rail has also confirmed that a further 50 operatives are engaged through a labour only sub-contract through a Carillion subsidiary.

The remaining, Scottish Government backed, Carillion public contracts in Scotland were sub-contracted to other companies and were managed by one employee in Scotland and others elsewhere in the UK. The Scottish Government is not aware of any public sector backed contracts funded out with the aforementioned contracts in Scotland. Carillion were also undertaking public contracts in Scotland backed by the UK government. Information regarding these contracts is held by the UK Government.