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Dear Colleague

RUNAWAY TRAIN

On giving consideration to a resolution from London Transport Regional Council in which concerns were raised over the ability of the Office of Rail Regulation to carry out its statutory role as an independent safety regulator while at the same time being the economic regulator for the railway. The General Grades Committee have noted and adopted the following report from their Health and Safety Sub-committee:

We note the resolution from London Transport Regional Council. The General Secretary is instructed to raise our continuing concerns of the ORR being the economic and safety regulator of the rail industry through the RMT Parliamentary Group. We note that CVs of all ORR Board members are publically available on the ORR website.

Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of developments with this case.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow

General Secretary