No public inquiry for Potters Bar rail crash

THE Government will NOT be holding a public inquiry into the Potters Bar rail crash. Today it was announced, by Transport secretary Lord Adonis, there will be an independent inquest into the 2002 crash - caused by a faulty set of points - in w

THE Government will NOT be holding a public inquiry into the Potters Bar rail crash.

Today it was announced, by Transport secretary Lord Adonis, there will be an "independent" inquest into the 2002 crash - caused by a faulty set of points - in which seven people died.

However, the news was not welcomed by everybody.

Hertsmere MP James Clappison said the case "merits a full public inquiry".

A spokesman for the Department of Transport said the Secretary of State believes the inquest will "ensure lessons are learned and acted upon and as such are as effective as a public inquiry".

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