Learning the lessons
In the wake of the extreme cold weather experienced during the winter of 2009/10 the Transport Secretary Lord Adonis asked David Quarmby - chairman of the RAC Foundation - to undertake an independent winter resilience review.
The review was to be in two phases, reflecting the need to:
a) identify measures that can be implemented relatively quickly in preparation for next winter 2010/11, and
b) to take a longer term view of our preparedness for severe winter weather in future years.
The results of the first phase were made public in July 2010.