The Inquiry has written to core participants with an update on its Phase 1 report.

The Chairman has written to the Prime Minister regarding the submission of the Phase 1 report. The Prime Minister has confirmed that he would like the Report to be laid before Parliament and published before the end of October, and has invited the Chairman to publish the Report.

In line with the requirements of the Inquiry Rules 2006, the Inquiry will provide a copy of the Report to all core participants and their legal representatives in advance of its publication. The Chairman believes that it is very important that those most affected by the fire have the opportunity to read and absorb the key findings in the Report before it is made public. In particular, he wishes to avoid a situation in which Bereaved, Survivors and Resident Core Participants learn of any of the contents of the Report as a consequence of media coverage arising from premature or unauthorised disclosure. For this reason, the Inquiry will make the Report available to all core participants at least 36 hours prior to publication under a strict embargo.

Following the end of this embargo period, the Report will be laid in Parliament and published on the Inquiry website on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

The Inquiry has written to core participants about these arrangements and will provide further details on the plans for publication shortly.

Posted on: 4 October 2019

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