I had the fortune to have my request for a debate on the Future of the UK Train Building Industry selected for debate today. We had a lively 90 minute session with general agreement from backbenchers on both sides of the house about the need to reconsider the Thameslink contract and sort out the rules for future contracts.
We’ve not convinced the Government yet but hopefully this debate will have added to the pressure and provided all the many people rightly concerned with some answers as to how we got into this position.
You can watch the debate here (select view from start). I’ll add a link to the written record of my speech and the rest of the debate when it’s available.
Please also visit my page on the Bombardier issue here.