My question during the Urgent Question on Horizon: Sub-Postmaster Convictions, 10 June 2020

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): Most MPs want the Post Office to apologise to all those it has wronged and pay generous compensation to them in the circumstances. Will the Minister add the Government’s voice to that and make it a demand of the Post Office?

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Mr Paul Scully): The Post Office has acknowledged mistakes in the settlement and the case that we have had. I am glad that both parties to the group litigation were able to reach a settlement.

Other sub-postmasters who suffered a shortfall will be able to take advantage of the historical shortfall scheme that the Post Office has launched. They will be able to come forward and have their case investigated, and hopefully those wrongs will be righted.

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  1. Lorna
    Posted June 12, 2020 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I really feel strongly that the ……. managers involved should face criminal,prosecution
    The investigation proves they knew what was happening and acted with reckless disregard for the people involved .They should at least be made to return the millions paid to them
    This must give a clear message that actions like this can never be tolerated
    Only a trial,and hopefully a prison sentence will suffice

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