Public Procurement

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd October 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the public procurement rules contained in the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 or the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 were used for letting the Thameslink rolling stock contract; and on what basis the decision was taken to apply the regulations in question.

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The letting of the Thameslink rolling stock contract was in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006. It is in the public interest that the decisions taken by the Secretary of State for Transport are taken in a fully informed legal context. Communications between the Secretary of State and his legal advisers are subject to the legal advice privilege.

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