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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14634: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what assurances it can provide that bidders for Carillion rail contracts in Scotland will undergo proper due diligence to ensure that they are suitable to manage contracts, including the employment of workers on direct employment contracts.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 28 February 2018

Network Rail has confirmed it has employed due diligence in the governance and case by case approvals of its transition plans and the associated migration of Carillion works to alternative suppliers. In all instances, the recipients of this work are established and reputable organisations, with existing contracts to Network Rail and a positive record of delivery.