Postmaster Prosecutions

Alan Bates (JFSA) made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Mail Group Limited
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Alan Bates (JFSA)

Dear Royal Mail Group Limited,

For how many years does Royal Mail/Post Office Limited hold details of the amount of subpostmasters/mistresses prosecuted in a year, and which years do they have records of?

Yours faithfully,

Alan Bates

Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear Mr Bates,


Thank you for your request for information that was received on 23 July
2012 and which we are considering under the Freedom of Information Act.
 Under the Act you should expect a reply from us to be sent by 20 August
2012, which is twenty working days from receipt of your request.

If for any reason we are unable to provide you with a full response within
that time, we will contact you explaining the reasons for this and giving
a revised date by which we will reply.  

Meantime, if you have any questions or would like to contact us about your
request, please contact us by telephone 0207 250 2647 or alternatively
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giving this our attention and will get back to you shortly.

Yours sincerely

Cory Alexis

Freedom of Information Support
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148 Old Street

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Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear Mr Bates


I am writing in response to your email received by Post Office Limited on
23 July 2012, which I am dealing with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

In your email you requested the following information:

For how many years do Royal Mail/Post Office Limited hold details of the
amount of subpostmasters/mistresses prosecuted in a year, and which years
do they have records of?

I can confirm that we hold data from 2005 onwards. Additionally, we hold
each prosecution case files for up to a maximum of 7 years.  In
exceptional circumstances a file may be retained for a longer period, for
example in instances where a subpostmaster has absconded the country.

I hope the information I have provided on this occasion is of use, if I
can be of further help or you have any queries about this response please
contact me via the email address [1][Royal Mail Group request email].

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of this response, you do have a
right to request a review. You can do this by writing to the address below
stating your reasons for your internal review request.

Head of Information Compliance
Royal Mail Group
Company Secretary's Office
100 Victoria Embankment
[2][Royal Mail Group request email]  

If, having requested an internal review by Royal Mail, you are still not
satisfied with our response you also have a right of appeal to the
Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
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Telephone: 01625 545 700

Yours sincerely

Peter Johnson
Information Manager


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