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Rolling Stock: Procurement

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether reform of rolling stock procurement was a recommendation of the Williams Rail Review.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Williams Rail Review is tasked with bringing forward recommendations for root and branch change in the rail industry.

Keith Williams, its independent chair, and his team are looking closely across the sector to it works in the best interests of passengers and taxpayers. He has not been asked to develop specific recommendations on rolling stock manufacturing or procurement. A White Paper based on his recommendations will be published soon.

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