The act which established the RAIB as the primary investigator of railway accidents.
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This document was published in 2003 by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
It was written by Her Majesty's Government.
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"The Rail Accident Investigation Branch
(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint persons as inspectors of rail accidents.
(2) The Secretary of State shall appoint one of the inspectors as the Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents.
(3) The inspectors appointed under this section may be referred to as the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (being a branch of the department of the Secretary of State who appoints them).
(4) An inspector of rail accidents shall carry out such of the functions of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch as may be assigned to him by the Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents.
In exercising their functions the Rail Accident Investigation Branch shall, wherever relevant, aim-
(a) to improve the safety of railways, and
(b) to prevent railway accidents and railway incidents."
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