Grenfell Tower: Fires

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether money from the Grenfell Tower Residents' Discretionary Fund can be used to fund the legal costs of court challenges for those affected by the fire.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund has been set up to meet the urgent needs of residents, but will not cover legal costs. However, the Government has announced that it will be providing an additional fund to meet the costs of providing victims with legal representation at the inquiry. This fund is not legal aid, but legal aid may be available to cover certain other legal costs that residents might face.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.