Communications Between the Post Office and BIS regarding the sacking of Second Sight

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited

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Dear Post Office Limited,

In March 2015, Post Office terminated the contract of Second Sight, a company of independent forensic accountants tasked with investigating its Horizon IT system. They had been brought in as part of the Post Office’s mediation scheme with ex-Sub-postmasters which had been established at the behest of MPs.

Please can you disclose all communications between the Post Office and the Department for BIS from February 2015 in which reasons for their sacking Second Sight were given, as well Post Office’s reasons for ending the mediation scheme.

Yours sincerely

Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00504

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh

Please find an update attached to your Freedom of Information request

Regards

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Email: [1][Post Office request email]

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh

Please find an update attached to your Freedom of Information request

Regards

David Sinclair

Information Rights Team

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ

Email: [1][Post Office request email]

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Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

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

Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ