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Post Office and Horizon

Inquiry

This inquiry explores issues emerging from the Horizon IT Court cases, looking at the impact on sub-postmasters and its effect on the future viability of the Post Office, and examining the lessons the Government and Post Office Ltd have learned from a scandal which saw hundreds of sub-postmasters accused of fraud.

In the 2017-19 Parliament, the Committee undertook an inquiry on the Future of the Post Office network (the Horizon case was live at that time and sub-judice so the Committee were unable to take specific evidence on that aspect) which made recommendations to the Government and the Post Office Limited.

In the current Parliament, the BEIS Committee has taken evidence on Post Office & Horizon but later planned sessions were cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19. The BEIS Committee followed up on the issues raised through correspondence from Darren Jones, BEIS Committee Chair, to a number of relevant parties.

The Committee is likely to return to the issues raised once the Independent Review into the Post Office Ltd has been completed.  

Read the call for evidence for further information.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Eighth Report - Post Office and Horizon - Compensation: interim report
Inquiry Post Office and Horizon
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
HC 1129
Report
Response to this report
Tenth Special Report - Post Office and Horizon – Compensation: interim report. Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report
HC 1267
Special Report
Tenth Special Report - Post Office and Horizon – Compensation: interim report. Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report
Inquiry Post Office and Horizon
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
HC 1267
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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11 January 2022
Inquiry Post Office and Horizon
Witnesses Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government Investments, and Post Office
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
14 December 2021
Inquiry Post Office and Horizon
Witnesses Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance, Hudgell Solicitors, Jo Hamilton - Former Sub-postmaster, and Paul Harry - Former Sub-postmaster
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
10 March 2020
Inquiry Post Office and Horizon
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
POH0035 - Post Office and Horizon
Witnesses Second Sight Forensic Accountants
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence
POH0033 - Post Office and Horizon
Witnesses Communication Workers Union
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence
POH0034 - Post Office and Horizon
Witnesses APPG on Fair Business Banking
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: beiscom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8586 (General) / 020 7219 0258 (Media)
  • Address: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA