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Jon Trickett responds to the Government's announcement on planned changes to outsourcing

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, responding to the Government’s announcement on planned changes to outsourcing, said“This is too little too late from a Government more concerned with defending outsourcing than protecting the hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money that has gone down the drain in failed outsourcing projects.

“The reason the Government did not have the “benefit of key organisational information” on Carillion is because in the critical months before its collapse they didn’t bother to appoint anyone to monitor the firm.

“Talk of social value is meaningless without proper supervision and enforcement, and it will take a Labour government to end the outsourcing racket and ensure public services are delivered in the public interest.”