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Rolling Stock: Procurement

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th June 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on taking account of the benefits of contracts to the UK economy in determining future rolling stock orders.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Procurement of rolling stock is usually carried out by the private operators through franchising. If the Department was to procure rolling stock it would take account of the latest competition and procurement guidelines relating to social and economic impacts.

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