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Question reference: S5W-14852

  • Asked by: John Finnie, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: 23 February 2018
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 6 March 2018


To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in preparing a public sector bid for the ScotRail franchise.


I am currently considering the suitability of existing public sector bodies to bid for the franchise contract and the steps required to create a new public sector body, if it is necessary to do so.

Though complex, we are making good progress with the work and in the Spring I expect to identify a suitable public sector body to make a bid.