Rolling Stock: Procurement:Written question - 40323

(Nottingham South)
Asked on: 13 June 2016
Department for Transport
Rolling Stock: Procurement
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether train operators are required in selecting new rolling stock to make an assessment of the effect of such selection on UK industry and the wider UK economy.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 17 June 2016

Procurement and evaluation of rolling stock is a matter for the private operators, as it has been since privatisation. However, I note that there are now two rolling stock assembly plants in the UK, operated by Bombardier and Hitachi, and the Government welcomes the jobs and economic benefits that these plants bring.

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