Published: 18/01/2018 15:18 - Updated: 18/01/2018 15:26

RAF assurances sought after Carillion collapse

A Typhoon FGR.4 at RAF LossiemouthASSURANCES have been sought that Carillion’s collapse will not impact on Moray’s service families. 

The construction firm maintains 50,000 homes for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), including around 650 homes in Lossiemouth and Elgin and family accommodation at Kinloss.

Both the area’s MSP and MP contacted military chiefs following Monday’s liquidation announcement. 

SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said: "I have made contact with RAF Lossiemouth about the potential effect on local households and welcome assurances provided so far after being told that there are contingency plans and alternative arrangements in place to ensure that there is continuity of service for local families." 

MP Douglas Ross said it was imperative that investments being made at Moray’s bases were not jeopardised by the situation. 

He said: "I have contacted the commanders at both RAF Lossiemouth and 39 Engineers, Kinloss, who have confirmed that while Carillion do have some direct and indirect presence at the bases, particularly related to infrastructure and housing, it is expected that all work will continue as normal. 

"I am also in contact with ministers and officials at the Ministry of Defence about this issue to ensure we do not see any detrimental changes at our bases in Moray as a result of the announcements this week." 

The MoD contracts are delivered by Amey, a subsidiary of Carillion. 

In a statement issued on Monday, the company stated: "The terms of the joint ventures’ arrangements mean that Amey will continue the services now that Carillion has announced it is entering into immediate compulsory liquidation. 

"Amey is committed to doing this and ensuring continuity of service to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and MoD and the service men and women in the UK. 

"For the past few weeks, Amey has been working on detailed contingency plans with the DIO and the Cabinet Office to ensure it can effectively continue to manage the contracts and these are being implemented today. 

"Amey confirms it is fully prepared to continue the service obligation of the contracts without adverse effect on the employees of the joint ventures or the supply chain."

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