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Grenfell Tower: Fires

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 748, tabled on 22 June 2017

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.

Answered on

14 July 2017

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.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government