7 July Review Committee follow-up report
This report follows up on the work of the committee’s original investigation and the 54 recommendations it made in June 2006. The report assesses how much progress has been made towards improving the systems and equipment that are available to respond to a terrorist attack, or other major incident, in London.
On 6 May 2011 the Coroner's Inquests into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005 returned verdicts of unlawful killing of the 52 victims of the attacks. The Coroner, Lady Justice Hallett D.B.E. issued a report alongside the verdicts which made 9 recommendations addressed to the Home Office, the Security Service, London Resilience Team, Transport for London, London Ambulance Service, Department of Health and Barts & London NHS Trust.
Section 124 of the Coroner's report says:
"Although considerable progress has been made over the last six years, each organisation has accepted that there are lessons to be learnt from 7/7 and improvements to be made. Much of the credit for such progress rests with the 7th July Review Committee of the London Assembly (“the 7th July Review Committee”) as well as with each of the organisations. The 7th July Review Committee’s three-volume report (published in June 2006) addressed numerous issues and made important and detailed recommendations, particularly in respect of communications. The majority of these recommendations have been implemented."
Evidence received from key organisations since November 2006 is also available to download:
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)MPS: letter from Richard Barnes 1 February 2007 PDFMPS: letter from Richard Barnes 1 February 2007 RTFMPS letter and appendix 9 February 2007 PDF MPS letter and appendix 9 February 2007 RTF MPS appendix 24 May 2007 PDFMPS appendix 24 May 2007 RTFMPS update 18 June 2007 PDFMPS update 18 June 2007 RTFMPS update 4 July 2007 PDFMPS update 4 July 2007 RTF