Complete Copy of Email from SSHR Panel Chair cited in 14 August 2017 17:41 email from TfL Secretariat to TfL General Counsel

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Dear Transport for London,

In FOI-1749-1819, you provided me with, inter alia, 8 copies of of various emails relating to a "Decision to insert a "Post meeting note" in the Minutes of the 26 June 2017 SSHR Panel Meeting." One of these copies (Email - 2) shows an email dated 14 August 2017 17:41 from the Secretariat (James Varley) to TfL General Counsel (Howard Carter) which cites 3 comments received from an email communication from the SSHR Chair Michael Liebreich, i.e.:

"1. When reporting the audit of the effectiveness of FirstGroup’s fatigue management processes, Leon very specifically said it had not uncovered any cause for concern. That is a material statement that needs to be reflected in the minutes. Alternatively, if that is not accurate, then an official clarification needs to be issued forthwith."

"2. During the discussion about bus safety, the subject of toilet facilities for bus drivers was raised. We were told that there are toilet facilities, at either one end or the other of all bus routes. This is a material issue, as the comfort and well-being of bus drivers is likely to have a material impact on safety. Again, either the statement was correct and it needs to be minuted, or it was incorrect and a correction should be issued."

"3. In the discussion of low emission bus technology, The Panel did not “note the paper and recommend CNG technology continued to be consideration where appropriate.” What the panel did was reject the presented paper as an inadequate analysis of the merits of CNG or any other approach to reducing bus CO2 emissions or pollutants, and request a full analysis, based on selection of representative routes, properly comparing the economics and performance of a full set of potential."

Please provide me with a complete copy of SSHR Chair Michael Liebreich's email from which those statements cited by James Varley was taken.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our Ref: FOI-2200-1819

 

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