The Government has clearly learned nothing from Carillon’s collapse just over a year ago – Trickett
Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on the news that Interserve looks set to go into administration, said:
“The Tories have once again failed the British people and our public services. The Government has clearly learned nothing from Carillon’s collapse just over a year ago.
“This latest disaster, which could have been avoided, shows that the Government is not prepared to change their dogmatic attachment to outsourcing, and it is costing the country dearly.
“It is crucial that Interserve’s administrators do not simply strip the profits in favour of shareholders and leave the taxpayer to pick up the bill for the rest. The public purse should not be burdened with these failures.
“We need clear assurances from the government that should this happen; services, jobs and pensions will be protected. Nothing less will do.
“Labour will end this crony capitalism and put an end to this reckless outsourcing once and for all.”