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TransPennine Express: Rolling Stock

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to ensure that extra carriages for TransPennine Express will be manufactured in England. (257990)

The Department for Transport’s procurement procedures conform to European Union procurement directives and UK regulations which prohibit the selection of suppliers on the grounds of country of origin or manufacture. The Department’s process in evaluating bids does not therefore incorporate such criteria.

The winning bidder for new rolling stock procured by the Department will be selected on the basis of compliance with the technical specification, deliverability and value for money for the taxpayer.