HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c131W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he has taken to ensure the continuation of the scheme operated by the British Railways Board for train drivers to visit schools to alert children to the dangers of trespassing on railway lines. [8521]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Railtrack are continuing this scheme in conjunction with train operating companies and the British Transport Police.

Trespass and vandalism remain a serious problem on the railway. The Health and Safety Commission's Railway Industry Advisory Committee is setting up a Working Group to help develop a national strategy and action plan for this area.