§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the next progress report on the Ladbroke Grove rail inquiry part I will be published; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jamieson
On 29 April 2002, the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) stated that in future it will report progress on all 295 public inquiry recommendations in a single report under eight broad headings. This will include the Southall inquiry, so far as it is still relevant, the joint inquiry into Train Protection Systems, and the two Ladbroke Grove inquiries. The HSC plan to publish this report in November 2002.
The HSC and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will continue to track action on each recommendation to ensure that none are overlooked. The HSC believes that presenting the information in this format will help everyone involved to gain a better appreciation of the overall safety benefits being delivered as well as sharpening focus on the key issues.