Prime Minister announces Inquiry Terms of Reference

The Inquiry’s Terms of Reference are:

1. To examine the circumstances surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017, including:

(a) the immediate cause or causes of the fire and the means by which it spread to the whole of the building;

(b) the design and construction of the building and the decisions relating to its modification, refurbishment and management;

(c) the scope and adequacy of building regulations, fire regulations and other legislation, guidance and industry practice relating to the

design, construction, equipping and management of high-rise residential buildings;

(d) whether such regulations, legislation, guidance and industry practice were complied with in the case of Grenfell Tower and the fire safety

measures adopted in relation to it;

(e) the arrangements made by the local authority or other responsible bodies for receiving and acting upon information either obtained from local residents or available from other sources (including information derived from fires in other buildings) relating to the risk of fire at Grenfell Tower, and the action taken in response to such information;

(f) the fire prevention and fire safety measures in place at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017;

(g) the response of the London Fire Brigade to the fire; and

(h) the response of central and local government in the days immediately following the fire;


2. To report its findings to the Prime Minister as soon as possible and to make recommendations.


Sir Martin’s letter to the PM 10 August

PM response to Sir Martin 15 August


Inquiry drop in sessions – 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th August

This is an opportunity for affected individuals to meet the team to learn about the process of The Inquiry and how it will work. You can book a time by contacting the details below, drops-in on the day may be able to be accommodated.

Friday 11 August
St James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, London, W11 4RB
Saturday 12 August
Harrow Club, 187 Freston Road, London, W10 6TH
Monday 14 August
St James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, London, W11 4RB
Tuesday 15 August
St James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, London, W11 4RB
Thursday 17 August

St James’s Church, St James’s Gardens, London, W11 4RB

For more info:


Tel. 020 7947 7837

Terms of Reference letters to the Inquiry


RIBA: Grenfell Tower Inquiry – Terms of Reference RIBA submission 17-07-25-1

INQUEST: Proposed Terms of Reference for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry 

Muslim Cultural Heritage Trust: MCHC Response Draft Letter to Grenfell Tower Inquiry Consultation


David Collins – ex Chair of Grenfell Tower residents association: Submission to Grenfell Tower Inquiry – David Collins – ex Chair of Grenfell Tower residents association

Grenfell Legal Support – Terms of Reference Consultation Submissions

Chambers of Michael Mansfield, Q.C. Grenfell Tower Inquiry TORs Mansfield chambers

Video about contributing to Public Inquiry Terms of Reference

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Terms of reference video Arabic translation