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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 127357, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on setting up a compensation scheme for the 555 claimants in the group litigation of Alan Bates and others vs Post Office.

Answered on

2 March 2022

The 555 sub postmasters involved in the Group Litigation Order (GLO) agreed a settlement of £42.75m plus costs. In bringing this case they performed a public service; I understand their frustration that they have received less compensation than others.

BEIS officials have recently met their representatives to understand the harms which they have experienced, and we will continue to work with sub postmasters in the GLO to see what can be done.