Timeline of events:
- The bombings at the Tavern in the Town pub and the Mulberry Bush killed 21 people and injured more than 180
- An investigation by West Midlands Police led to the Birmingham Six being wrongly jailed for the crime
- Those men were freed in 1991 after their convictions were ruled unsafe by the Court of Appeal
- In the 1970s, inquests were opened after the attacks
- The process was overtaken by the criminal inquiry and the later convictions of the Birmingham Six, so the inquests were never resumed
- The senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull, Louise Hunt, revealed she had received a “significant” piece of new information at a previous hearing in May
- Families of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings plan to meet the Home Secretary for public funding for their legal representation
Some families of victims say they may not take part in new inquests if they cannot receive government funding for legal fees.
Families of some of the victims said they feel "frustrated and disappointed" after their meeting with the Home Secretary.
Julie Hambleton, who lost her sister in the Birmingham pub bombings, has written an open letter ahead of a government meeting today.