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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Legal Aid Scheme

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money has been allocated from the public purse by the Legal Aid Agency for legal teams of the survivors and bereaved families in the Grenfell Inquiry as of the start of the opening statements to that inquiry.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Prime Minister has made clear that survivors, families of victims and local residents affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will have government funding for legal representation. This was confirmed by the Prime Minister’s notice of determination to the Inquiry, published on 22 August.

The independent Inquiry will publish details of its expenditure, including legal costs, on its website in due course.

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