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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14148: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on contingency plans that are in place for subcontractors involved with Carillion projects in Scotland.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 February 2018

We understand that public sector contingency plans for the collapse of Carillion largely involve the engagement of existing sub-contractors. We expect, therefore, that relatively few sub-contractors will be adversely affected.

For those that are affected, we have set up helplines which apprentices, employees and companies in the supply chain offering support and advice. Should it be necessary, we stand ready to support any affected employees through our Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) initiative which aims to minimise the time individuals affected by redundancy are out of work. In addition, the Construction Industry Training Board has committed to putting support in place to help affected apprentices and Skills Development Scotland has contingencies in place to help modern apprentices in a potential redundancy situation.