Horizon IT System: Disclosure of Information

(asked on 23rd January 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business and Trade:

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to nullify all non-disclosure agreements the Post Office has in place with sub-postmasters who experienced shortfalls due to the defective Horizon system which were made at the time when the Post Office and its lawyers were defending that system.

Answered by
Lord Offord of Garvel Portrait
Lord Offord of Garvel
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)
This question was answered on 8th February 2024

The Post Office CEO, Nick Read, confirmed to the Business and Trade Select Committee on 16 January, that Post Office would not block any Non-Disclosure Agreements being broken for postmasters. Minister Hollinrake, the Postal Services Minister, has since followed up with the Post Office to discuss what, if any, further action needs to be taken. My Department does not include any confidentiality provisions in the offers it issues to postmasters participating in the Group Litigation Order Compensation Scheme.

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