§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what discussions he has had with the rail operators on the need to ensure the safety of passengers travelling by train. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
[holding answer 21 April 1999]The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) monitors and enforces compliance with the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and its relevant statutory provisions to ensure that safety standards on the railway are maintained and improved where necessary. The HSE has regular meetings with train operators and infrastructure controllers to ensure the safety of passengers travelling by train.