INQUEST responds to Grenfell Inquiry delays

By agency reporter
May 20, 2019

Responding to news of the delay to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry report, which was originally due in ‘spring’ and will now be published in October, INQUEST released the following response.

Deborah Coles, Director of INQUEST said: “It is unsurprising that many are losing trust in this Inquiry’s commitment to deliver what was promised. For months now the bereaved and survivors have been led to believe this report would be released in the spring. It is unacceptable that nearly two years on, not one single recommendation has been made.

"The longer it takes for the Inquiry to make recommendations, the longer the risk of further preventable loss of life remains. This is failing the families and survivors who placed their trust in this inquiry. It is failing those who continue to feel unsafe in their homes.

"It appears that the Inquiry team set deadlines for everybody else involved but not themselves. Uncertainty around timeframes is causing grief, anguish and anger in the community.  We heard this directly in our family consultation day. Justice delayed is justice denied. Today’s announcement fails not only bereaved families and survivors but fails us all.”

* INQUEST https://www.inquest.org.uk/

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