§ Mr. Robathan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received from the RMT on the London Underground strike; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hill
I have received no direct representations from the RMT about the Underground strike, which is an operational matter for London Underground.
The Government regret the disruption which Underground passengers will have suffered. The recent strikes have brought unnecessary inconvenience to London. This is not a dispute about safety, which will continue to be overseen by the independent Health and Safety Executive.