Rory Steel: SupportSNIC Welcomes Infrastructure Company Commission
Campaigners welcome the endorsement of SNP grassroots, despite an attempt to remit back the resolution
THE SNP CONFERENCE in Aberdeen today [8 June] voted overwhelmingly to support the creation of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC), a public alternative to private sector involvement in the creation of major infrastructure projects such as schools, hospitals and roads.
The SNP sudent wing has redoubled their calls for SNP members to back a national infastructure company after it was revealed the collapse of outsourcing firm Carillion would cost the taxpayer £148mn.
THE COLLAPSE of private finance giant Carillion is expected to cost the UK taxpayer some £148m according to a new report by the National Audit Office [NAO], leading for fresh calls for SNP members to back a publicly owned national infastructure company at their conference in Aberdeen this weekend.
Ahead of party conference in Aberdeen, SNP student group condemns the system that empowered companies such as Carillion
THE SNP STUDENTS GROUP has announced their support for a resolution in favour of a Scottish National Infrastructure Company (SNIC) ahead of the SNP’s national conference in Aberdeen next week.
The resolution argues that “the current system of private companies being relied on to control and manage public contracts is, we believe, incredibly flawed and has failed to benefit the people of Scotland.