Minutes of the Horizon Working Group 1999

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

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Dear Post Office Limited,

According to the DTI Committee Eleventh Report of 1999, an interdepartmental group named the Horizon Working Group was established in March 1998. A second Horizon Working Group was established on May 28th 1999 by DTI Minister of State Ian McCartney and lasted until at least July 2000. It may also be referred to as the Horizon sub-committee.

I would be most grateful if you would disclose minutes of the Horizon Working Group from May 1999 up to and including the acceptance of Horizon by Post Office on 26th October 1999. Please can you also identify attendees at the meetings including the DTI representative.

If permitted within the time/cost allocation of my FOI request, please can you also indicate when this Horizon Working Group ceased meeting?

Yours sincerely,

Eleanor Shaikh

Information Rights Team, Post Office Limited

Our ref: FOI2021/00304

Dear Eleanor,

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Dear Eleanor Shaikh,

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Regards,

Jackie Lawrence

Information Rights Team

Ground Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London EC2Y 9AQ