Rolling Stock

Transport written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the 1,000 new train carriages announced in his speech on 14 March 2007 he estimates will be manufactured in the UK.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Once the industry has assessed where new carriages can best be deployed to improve capacity and determined the types of trains required, I expect orders for new rolling stock to be placed on the basis of competitive tender.

UK manufacturers and component suppliers will be able to compete for those contracts on the same basis as other bidders.

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