Post Offices: Convictions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Chris Loder Chris Loder Conservative, West Dorset

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many UK citizens are currently imprisoned having been convicted of crimes in relation to the Post Office Horizon system.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

Post Office has not prosecuted any cases relating to its Horizon system since 2015. According to Post Office’s records, no-one is currently imprisoned as a result of its historical prosecutions.

Records of cases prosecuted by the UK’s public prosecution agencies which may also relate to Horizon will be kept by the Crown Prosecution Service, Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland respectively.

Post Office has made those agencies aware of the concerns relating to Horizon and Judge Fraser’s findings in the recent Horizon court case.

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