Railway Safety Act 2005

Provision of records and other information.

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74.—(1) Where, in the opinion of an inspector carrying out an inspection under this Part, an inspection of any record may be necessary for the purpose of exercising his or her functions under this Act, the inspector may require a F108 [ railway organisation ] or other relevant person to deliver to a place nominated by the inspector, and within such reasonable period as the inspector specifies, such record to enable the inspector to inspect and copy it and the F108 [ railway organisation ] or other relevant person shall comply with the requirement.

(2) An inspector may require the attendance before him or her of any person in the jurisdiction for the purpose of providing to the inspector any information which may be known to the person and which, in the inspector’s opinion may be necessary for the purposes of exercising a function under this Act and the person shall comply with the requirement.

(3) A person required to attend before an inspector in accordance with subsection (2) shall be entitled to the reimbursement by the Commission of any reasonable expenses incurred in connection with his or her attendance.

(4) An inspector may also, for the purpose of exercising his or her functions under this Act—

( a) examine any person required to attend before him or her and may require answers or returns to any inquiry he or she thinks fit to make, and

( b) administer an oath and require any person examined to make and sign a declaration of the truth of the statements made by the person in his or her examination.

(5) An inspector may make such copies or take such extracts from the information gathered under subsection (4) as the inspector considers necessary for the purposes of the investigation.