The London Assembly 7 July Review Committee today welcomed improvements in the capital’s ability to respond to terrorist attacks and other major incidents.
The committee heard from representatives of the emergency services, Transport for London and NHS London who told them progress is being made on implementing many of the 54 recommendations identified in the Assembly report on the 7 July bombings.
Members were told of more robust communications within the emergency services, the roll out of emergency instructions on all Underground carriages and a greater understanding of the needs of victims and survivors of such attacks.
Welcoming the progress report 7 July Committee Chairman Richard Barnes said “London is now better able to respond to any repeat of such a horrific incident. We were particularly pleased to hear the emergency services recognise the tremendous value of the information gathered from survivors that helped inform our initial report.”
However Mr Barnes cautioned that “there are still areas were further work is needed and we be producing a report in January looking in further detail at progress made and where more work needs to be done.”