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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17157: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it will next discuss the public sector bid for the ScotRail franchise with trade unions.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 June 2018

The Minister for Transport and the Islands will convene a further meeting of the stakeholder reference group after the summer recess to discuss the prospect of a public sector bidder for rail franchises in Scotland. Trade unions, opposition MSPs, and other stakeholders are represented on this group.

The Minister updates transport unions on this matter as part of routine meetings with the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).