The Government has set up an independent public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The Inquiry will examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. It will establish the facts and will make recommendations as to the action needed to prevent a similar tragedy happening again.

The Inquiry will be independent. It will be for the Chair to decide what documents should be produced and who should give evidence.

Residents of the Tower, others who live in the locality and those who have lost friends and family will be able to take part in the Inquiry.

The Chair of the Inquiry is Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who is a retired judge.

The Chair will soon start to gather evidence. That will include:

– considering reports by the police, the fire brigade, safety experts and others;
– obtaining all relevant documents from whatever sources; and
– contacting anyone who may have relevant information to give and who may be called as a witness.

Anyone who thinks they have relevant documents or information should make sure they are retained and made available to the Inquiry. You can contact the Inquiry through the addresses given on this website. A process for submitting evidence will be set out on this site within the coming days.

After the Chairman has obtained all of the available evidence, he will prepare a report for the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has undertaken to publish the report in full and send it to Parliament.

The Inquiry will produce a preliminary report as soon as possible, which is expected to provide answers to the most urgent questions affecting the safety of tower blocks. The full report will take a while longer, but the Inquiry will work as quickly as it can.

The Government has said that funds will be made available, where appropriate, to provide legal representation for parties to the Inquiry.

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