HC Deb 21 March 1997 vol 292 cc1000-1W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the Health and Safety Executive will investigate the overcrowding which occurred at Clapham Junction station early in the evening of 13 March; and what British Transport Police and Railway Company staff resources were available to alleviate or control the crowds. [21771]

Mr. Watts

I understand that HSE will be making inquiries with the station operator, South West Trains Ltd., to ensure that it is complying with its Railway safety case by having adequate procedures in place to control passenger congestion.

The British Transport Police sent four constables to assist with crowd control at Clapham Junction station. It is for railway companies to decide the staffing necessary to meet their safety duties.

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