Carillion: Insolvency

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission an independent review into the granting of government contracts to Carillion after that company declared itself to be in financial difficulty; what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the attention given to the solvency and liquidity of the company before granting those contracts; and what consideration was given to rules relating to state aid relating to the grant of those contracts.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Following the news of the collapse of Carillion, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into how the Government and public sector manages the risks of outsourcing the delivery of public services. The government will fully cooperate with this Inquiry.

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