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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14145: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many workers in the supply chain are estimated to be reliant on projects carried out by Carillion in Scotland.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 February 2018

Carillion’s corporate structure and systems are making it difficult for the Official Receiver to determine a definitive number of jobs supported. Nonetheless, we are working with UK government to press the Official Receiver and their Special Managers PWC to gain clarity as soon as possible on the total number of jobs that might be affected.

For those working on the AWPR Aberdeen Roads Limited, the project contractor, has been able to confirm that there are 76 Carillion staff directly employed working on the project. We also understand that a further 101 staff and 90 operatives are engaged through a labour only sub-contract through a Carillion subsidiary.

We continue to work closely with the official receiver and their special managers PWC to obtain accurate numbers of jobs supported by Carillion in Scotland.