The Grenfell Inquiry is one of the most important public inquiries of the past two decades. It is a powerful example of the investigatory reach of the law and its ability to call people to account. It is of profound importance to the bereaved, survivors and residents who endured this terrible fire, especially with the Public Inquiry's focus on why it happened and who was responsible. The Inquiry's work should ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. Since the fire safety checks have revealed that at least 700,000 people are still trapped in dangerous homes, and hazardous construction problems going back many years are preventing three million others from selling their homes. The Inquiry’s work has huge repercussions for present policy and hopefully for better future regulation for millions of people living in social and private housing in the UK. The inquiry has now been running for four years. This edited verbatim account of the inquiry is aimed at giving the public an overview and access to some of the most important evidence.