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29 Jan 2020

Grenfell inquiry: Companies request protection against self-incrimination

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The Grenfell inquiry has been thrown into confusion after an eleventh hour request from some companies for protection against self incrimination.

Some witnesses want the Attorney General to intervene to ensure their evidence is not used in any future criminal or health and safety prosecutions.

The sudden move comes on a day when Kensington and Chelsea admitted to a number of failures in approving the tower’s refurbishment, including a failure to retain documents on the project.