Ministerial Direction with regard to Post Office Limited

Eleanor Shaikh made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

i) Was a Ministerial Direction ever sought by the BEIS’s Accounting Officer regarding regularity, propriety, value for money or feasibility in respect of spending incurred by Post Office during its High Court Horizon Litigation?

ii) Please can you disclose whether in response a Ministerial Direction was issued by the Department for BEIS or by the Cabinet Office in relation to spending incurred by Post Office Limited during its High Court Horizon Litigation?

iii) If so, please can you disclose correspondence detailing the grounds on which the request was made and reasons for whether or not it was granted.

Yours faithfully,

Eleanor Shaikh

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2020/28523

Dear Ms Shaikh

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 17th
August. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
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Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 15th September.

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Ms Shaikh,

 

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