Rolling Stock Contracts
Oral Answers to Questions — Transport
Philip Hammond (Secretary of State, Transport; Runnymede and Weybridge, Conservative)
The general rule is that we would expect to evaluate bids for contracts on their merits. Companies such as Invensys and, indeed, Bombardier have won many contracts on their merits, but we will look at whether we should, in appropriate cases, include wider socio-economic issues and factors, which some other EU member states routinely do in their public procurement processes.