In your answer to MQ 2018/2612 you clearly state “The Managing Director of Surface Transport is responsible for Transport for London's engagement with the RAIB, ORR, BTP, SNC-Lavalin and the Coroner, discharged through the General Manager for London Trams, the Director of Health Safety & Environment, the Chief Customer Officer and General Counsel.” Yet TfL’s 24 July 2018 Board Report ascribes that responsibility to the HSE team, a narrative reiterated by your Deputy Mayor at the London Assembly on 11 September 2019.
Therefore, in order to state unequivocally that responsibility for the error lay with HSE, you must have evidence that HSE failed in the discharge of those duties, rather than the MD Surface—who you identify as having overall responsibility—or the other functions you list.
1) Do you or do you not have such evidence?
2) If you have any evidence, please provide it.
3) If you do not have any evidence, will you explain why you continue to place the blame for failing to send IA 17 780 to the police and other bodies investigating Sandilands on HSE, rather than that on the MD of Surface Transport, General Manager for London Trams, Chief Customer Officer or General Counsel?