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Statement contained in your 1 October Letter to London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold rejecting the 4 July London Assembly Croydon Tram Motion

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

In your letter of 1 October 2019 rejecting the London Assembly motion requesting an independent investigation to discover why TfL failed to provide IA 17780 to the Croydon Crash Investigation, you stated that the document IA 17780 was a "single report, which was commissioned following a separate incident on the tram network in May 2017”. In documents released under Question 2019/17339 a 8 June 2017 email from a Senior TfL HSE Manager to First Group Tram Operations Limited specifically states “It is perhaps worth pointing out that whilst this work is partly in response to the incident last period, it is not an investigation into that event and so we will not be asking for specific information about that Individual or sequence of events relating to the incident.” Will you accept that IA 17780 was an Internal Audit of First Group TOL’s entire fatigue management system and not a “single report relating to a single incident” as you have implied in your 1 October 2019 letter?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The IA 17780 was a single report commissioned following a separate incident on the tram network in May 2017 and so the statement you quote is correct. As set out in the report, the Audit objective for 17 780 was to provide assurance on the effectiveness of Tram Operations Limited’s (TOL’s) fatigue management arrangements. The scope was stated to be focused on the control environment in relation to the following key risk areas:

The audit also considered TOL’s Fatigue Risk Management System with respect to the Office of Rail and Road guidance – Managing Rail Staff Fatigue.