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Kemi Badenoch failed to raise Horizon scandal when she met Fujitsu at Davos

Kemi Badenoch failed to raise Horizon scandal when she met Fujitsu at Davos

Kemi Badenoch failed to raise Horizon scandal when she met Fujitsu at Davos
Feb 11, 2024 1 min, 14 secs

Kemi Badenoch failed to raise the issue of the Horizon scandal or compensation for Post Office operators when she met Fujitsu at Davos last year, instead focusing on asking the firm for its views on investing in the UK.

However, the list of priorities drawn up by civil servants for Badenoch’s meeting with Takahito Tokita, the chief executive, included hearing from Fujitsu about opportunities for enhancing UK-Japan relations, offering support for its investments, and asking what more could be done to ensure the second phase of a UK project went ahead.

The briefing notes added: “Fujitsu are involved in an ongoing statutory inquiry into the implementation and failings of the Horizon accounting system, which was used by the Post Office, led by Sir Wyn Williams.

Since then, parliament’s Treasury committee has written to 21 government departments and public bodies asking them to provide information on work given to the Japanese-owned company since 2019, when the high court ruled there had been dozens of bugs and errors in its Horizon IT system.

The issue of the Horizon scandal gained prominence last month after the airing of an ITV drama, Mr Bates vs the Post Office, with the government subsequently introducing a law to speed up the quashing of convictions.

She and Kevin secured an upfront offer of £600,000 for postmasters with overturned convictions in September 2023, which she referenced in her speech to Conservative party conference in October 2023, long before the ITV drama prompted many media organisations to take notice.”

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