§ Mr. John Browne
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 21 January, if he will make an early statement on the subject of the reliability of slam-shut doors on British Rail; and if he will ensure that adequate care is given to British Rail passengers.
§ Mr. Freeman
Both the Government and British Rail attach the highest priority to railway safety. My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State will give very careful consideration to the report of the Health and Safety Executive's investigation into the pattern of falls from train doors when it is completed in the spring, and respond appropriately at that time.