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Holliday, Fred (11 of 14) National Life Story Collection: An Oral History of the Water Industry

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  • Recording date

    2009-08-13, 2009-08-20, 2009-11-16, 2010-02-09, 2011-02-02

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    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Holliday, Fred, 1935-2016 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Gilmour, Alison (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 11: Description of government's reaction to the Ladbroke Grove crash and public inquiry by Lord Cullen held in London. Comments on Lord Cullen and QC (Queen's Counsel). Description of Head of Safety and Security, Terry Woll [?]. Description of aspects covered by inquiry. Gives example of interaction with Lord Cullen leading to collapse of witness. Comments on press focus on Railtrack. [07:52] Comments on how the incident affected FH. Remarks on effectiveness of corporate governance. Comments on training for directors. Mentions Fred Goodwin, Adam Applegarth. Remarks on board meetings: need to have health and safety reports at each meeting.

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    Life Story Interview with Fred Holliday, former chairman of Northumbrian Water Group

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