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Post Office: Herbert Smith Freehills

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 58842, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has had discussions with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP solicitors acting for the Post Office (a) prior to and (b) since the opening of the Post Office Interim Payment Scheme, on the fairness of the criteria which determines the outcome of applications for compensation; and what information his Department holds on complaints by formerly convicted postmasters about the professional conduct of that company.

Answered on

22 October 2021

Officials from BEIS and UKGI meet regularly with Post Office and their legal representatives to discuss Horizon related issues. These discussions have included issues related to interim compensation payments.

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