§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking with British Rail in respect of the Borough junction which serves the London termini of Cannon street, Charing Cross and London bridge, to ensure that there will be no repeat at this junction of the recent incident at Clapham junction.
§ Mr. Portillo
Statutory responsibility for the safe operation of its services rests with British Rail. I know, however, that in the light of the findings of its internal inquiry into the Clapham accident, it initiated urgent investigations to confirm that signalling systems elsewhere on its lines are in order. I understand that London bridge signal box, which controls operations at Borough junction, has been checked as part of this exercise.