May 19, 2021

Post Office Horizon scandal inquiry extended after criticism

PA. An extended, bolstered inquiry into the computer scandal at the Post Office will deliver its conclusions more than a year after originally planned. Business minister Paul Scully said that as a statutory inquiry, witnesses could now be compelled to give evidence. The Justice For Sub-postmasters Alliance campaign group, which was instrumental in helping former Post Office managers to win compensation, had refused to take part in the original inquiry, describing it as a whitewash and calling for a full public inquiry instead. "David Enright, partner at Howe & Co solicitors, who acts for the JFSA, said:"There can be no further delay or obfuscation on the part of the government regarding the Post Office scandal. Parliament Live TV. Paula Vennells, who was chief executive of the Post Office between 2012 and 2019, said she welcomed the bolstered inquiry. Ms Vennells recently said she would be stepping back from her regular church duties as an associate minister in the Diocese of St Albans to concentrate on the inquiry.

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