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Woolwich Ferry contract

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

Unite the Union has written to Assembly Members raising their concerns about the Briggs Marine contract to operate the Woolwich Ferry. Will Transport for London (TfL) consider bringing this contract in house when awarding the new contract from April 2020?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As is standard practice, whenever its contracts are coming to an end, Transport for London (TfL) carefully considers all appropriate future options. I am clear that such reviews should always make provision for challenging any previous assumptions about the contracting out of services, and should also consider whether those services might be better and more cost-effectively delivered in-house. TfL takes Unite’s concerns about the Briggs Marine Ltd. (BML) contract seriously, and will continue to encourage Unite and BML to engage in productive dialogue in order to resolve outstanding issues as speedily as possible