Post Office Horizon Scandal: Compensation Payments - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:19 pm ar 19 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Brinton Baroness Brinton Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol 3:19, 19 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, following on from the question of the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, on 10 January, the Prime Minister said that postmasters will be cleared and compensated swiftly. On the same day, Kevin Hollinrake MP said at the Dispatch Box that all compensation should be paid by August. However, on 28 January, Kemi Badenoch said on the BBC that the deadline was not a priority and that getting governance sorted out at the Post Office was more important. Given that in the last few days a number of postmasters have said that they have received derisory offers—in the case of Alan Bates, one-sixth—is this limping things along?