Post Office Governance and Horizon Compensation Schemes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 19 February 2024.

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Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Conservative, Sutton and Cheam 4:26, 19 February 2024

When I was the postal affairs Minister, the officials in my team not only shared my drive to get the money out of the door—life-changing money for postmasters—but were energised and empowered to do so. I cannot believe for a minute that just a few months later they would be doing and thinking the polar opposite. Clearly, they cannot defend themselves in public, so will my right hon. Friend confirm that conversations about colluding to slow down the compensation did not happen? It is important that we double down and get more money out of the door as soon as possible.