Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham has raised a number of further questions with the Government about the Post Office Horizon System.
“The Post Office Horizon System is a national scandal. There are hundreds of innocent sub-postmasters & sub-postmistresses that continue to be denied justice, including my constituent Tom Brown. It is time for the Government to act.”
The Parliamentary Questions Kevan has tabled are:
- To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Post Office has never taken into profit from its suspense accounts any unreconciled sums recovered from Subpostmasters.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the anticipated increased cost implications are for Post Office Limited in its dealing with serving Subpostmasters following the High Court decision handed down on 15 March 2019.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Lord Chancellor will determine the extent of any conflict of interest on the part of Tim Parker by reason of his dual roles of (a) the Chairman of Post Office Limited; and (b) the Independent Chair of the HM Courts and Tribunal Service Board.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether public money has been used to pay costs involved in the ongoing dispute with postmasters since 2000.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to ensure the Government is held accountable for the decisions and actions of Post Office Limited in the handling of postmasters’ problems with Horizon.
Kevan’s speech in the House of Commons can be read online here.
Computer Weekly also covered this story and their article can be found on their website here.
As soon as Kevan receives a response to his questions, he will provide a further update.