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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09604: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that work placements offered by Abellio ScotRail to newly released ex-offenders in Scotland, in line with the franchisee’s commitment under Schedule 1.6, Part 1, reference 24.18 of the current franchise agreement, are not used to fill pre-existing job vacancies.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 June 2017

ScotRail is responsible for providing the specified services and all other functions necessary to support the delivery of train services required of an experienced train operator including operation of the train services, staffing levels, and the internal and external recruitment and selection of staff.