HC Deb 06 May 2004 vol 420 c1678W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on recent developments in the inquiries into the Potters Bar railway accident. [168091]

Mr. Darling

Both the British Transport Police (BTP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continue to be involved in the investigation. On 18 March 2004 the lead role in the joint investigation transferred from the BTP to the HSE because of HSE's expertise in the areas in which the investigation is now concentrating. However because the investigation has not yet concluded, the prosecuting authorities have not yet come to a decision on prosecutions.

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