There are some events which are so life or world changing that you will always remember what you were doing when you heard the news. One of those events was the suicide bombings on the London transport network on Thursday 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people and injured over 700.
Last Friday, the coroner Lady Justice Hallet’s inquest into the bombings was published. Although Lady Justice Hallet found that failings on the part of any organisation or individual did not cause or contribute to any of the deaths, she made nine recommendations which she says “may save lives in the future”.
This afternoon, I asked the Home Secretary, Theresa May, about the Government’s response to the coroner’s findings. She has published an initial response today and will be making a detailed one shortly.
Hopefully a tragedy of this sort will never happen again but in case it does Londoners need to be reassured that the appropriate lessons have been learned.