The London Assembly has welcomed the government’s commitment to learn important lessons from the emergency response to the 7 July bombings.
Earlier this year the Assembly published their report which highlighted communications failures, equipment shortages and a lack of support for victims as key areas of concern.
Welcoming the news, 7 July Review Committee Chairman Richard Barnes said “Our investigation taught us that the most important lesson of all is to listen to the experiences of people most directly affected by such incidents.”
“I welcome the fact that government has recognised the emergency response to the bombing of London, though commendable, fell short of the ideal. We look forward to examining the responses to our report at our next meeting.”
The Committee is to hold a further public meeting at City Hall on 22 November to investigate what progress has been made on studying and implementing its 54 recommendations on improving planning for major and catastrophic incidents in London.