Written Assembly Questions tabled on 29 September 2017 for answer on 5 October 2017
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Andrew RT Davies (South Wales Central): Will the Cabinet Secretary make publically available a copy of Welsh Government's 'train service requirement' document it has supplied to bidders for the Wales and Borders rail franchise? (WAQ74305)
Answer received on 11 October 2017
The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure (Ken Skates): I will make as much of the related documentation as possible available following award of the new contract. I am currently considering what documents can be published in advance of the contract being awarded without jeopardising the procurement process. In advance of issuing the invitation to submit final tenders, Transport for Wales published 'Rail Services for the Future' that sets out more detail on the outcomes we are procuring, including our requirements for enhanced services.