Post Office Horizon It System Independent Review:Written question - 76690

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 20 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Post Office Horizon It System Independent Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether evidence received by Parliamentary Ombudsman on the Government's handling of the Horizon issue can be considered by the Independent review into the Post Office Ltd Horizon IT system.
A
Answered by: Paul Scully
Answered on: 28 July 2020

The Government is in the process of setting up an Independent Review to look into the Horizon dispute and court case to ensure lessons are learned for the future.

The Parliamentary Ombudsman operates independently from Government. Should it decide to open its own inquiry into Post Office Ltd. and the Horizon operating system, it will be a matter for the Parliamentary Ombudsman to decide whether it can, and if so should, share evidence it receives with the Independent Review.

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