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S5W-15179: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14634 by Humza Yousaf on 28 February 2018, which suppliers have been appointed to undertake work on the rail contracts that were previously run by Carillion, and whether they are employing workers who are (a) self employed or (b) on zero-hours contracts.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 March 2018

Network Rail has advised that the transition process is underway for Carillion’s rail projects in Scotland and is expected to conclude in the forthcoming weeks. As part of this process, Network Rail has advised that the IEP Gauging Project, is now being delivered by Story Rail.

Network Rail has also advised that under the Joint Venture arrangements in place between Carillion Power Lines and SPL Power Lines, Carillion employees are in the process of moving from Carillion Power Lines to SPL Power Lines, with no impact on the delivery of the project.

Scottish Government does not hold information concerning the terms of employment used by Network Rail’s Contractors or their sub-contractors noting that Network Rail is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK Government.