POL Private Prosecutions of SPM based on Horizon Evidence

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Dear Post Office Limited,
Can you please say what year POL ceased prosecuting Spm/counter staff purely on Horizon evidence?Can you say what year a dispute button was added to the Make good/settle centrally icons on Horzon for BP's?

Yours faithfully,

john o'sullivan

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00999

Dear John O'Sullivan,

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November. Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom
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Yours sincerely,
Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear John O'Sullivan,

Please find attached the response relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Dear Information Rights Team,
Why was there such a delay in introducing the dispute button(6 years )and in that time did POL still issue non-negotiable T/C's to SPM based purely on Horizon evidence albeit with the threat of prosecution removed?How much money did SPM's pay to POL based on this system in the six year period?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/01099

Dear john o'sullivan,

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within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 12th
January.

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Yours sincerely,
Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear John O'Sullivan

Please find an update attached to your Freedom of Information request

Regards

Liesl Jackson

Information Rights Team

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Tel: 0333 665 3951

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Dear Information Rights Team,
Thank you for an update.Who are the third parties?I understand you needed to talk to Fujitsu about installing a dispute icon on Horizon but you wouldnt need to check with them why you took untill 2021 to do the same?Is BEIS the third party you refer to-did you need their permission to allow SPM the ability to challenge Branch losses rather than just make good,albeit since 2015 without the threat of prosecution?Did you need assurances that BEIS would cover losses that SPM disputed?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached the response relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached the response relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached the response relating to your Freedom of Information
request.

Regards,

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Dear Information Rights Team,
Thank you for the reply.Im not sure why the answer to why POL delayed 6 years to install a dispute button on the settlement page would be expensive but you hold all the cards.POL has £250000 to give to the Trussell Trust but wont spend some money on answering questions that would help answer and heal a lot of wronged SPM wounds.If Simon Recaldin ask these questions would he get answers?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan