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Horizon Settlement: Future Governance of Post Office Ltd

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Opposition Whip (Commons) 4:13 pm, 19th March 2020

The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right and makes an excellent point. Evidence about the infallibility of the system would have led to the conviction of these sub-postmasters, and that is why we need to look at how to progress this further. While after the trial the Post Office chairman conceded that it had got things wrong in the past, the fact was that the Post Office fought the action until the bitter end, and that speaks volumes.