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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14668: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the exceptional charge of £25 million that Galliford Try faces on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project relates to work that is still to be completed.

Answered by: Keith Brown 2 March 2018

We do not recognise the costs announced by Galliford Try as it relates to its own internal financial matters and not to Scottish Government payments. It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the financial matters of Galliford Try or any other private company. As with similar contracts of this nature, ARL does not receive any payment until sections of the project road are available and open to traffic. The agreed cost of the contract is fixed and as such there has been no change to the overall project budget of £745m.

Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) has provided assurance that it remains fully committed to completing the AWPR/B-T safely and in the shortest timescale possible.