9 January 2024
Zahawi calls for Bill to quash convictions of all Post Office-Fujitsu scandal victims

Nadhim Zahawi calls on the Justice Secretary to bring in a simple Bill to quash the convictions of all 800 people who were wrongly convicted in the Post Office-Fujitsu scandal. 

Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon) (Con)

For too many years, this House has been witness to wrongful convictions in the Post Office-Fujitsu scandal. There remain 800 Post Office convictions based on bad data. Until those convictions are overturned, the victims cannot claim compensation. We could do something good together if the Justice Secretary brought a simple Bill to quash all 800 convictions immediately.

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Alex Chalk)

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, who, with his customary precision, puts his finger on that appalling injustice. The suggestion that he makes is receiving active consideration. I expect to be able to make further announcements shortly.