Tuesday 18 May 2021 / 4:49 PM Chi Onwurah / Post

Chi Onwurah comments on reports that the Government has conceded and the Inquiry into the Horizon scandal will be statutory

Chi Onwurah MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Minister, commenting on reports that the Government has conceded and the Inquiry into the Horizon scandal will be statutory, said:

“We are pleased that the Government seems to have finally, after dragging its feet, conceded the need for a statutory enquiry following pressure from the postmasters, Labour and just about everyone horrified by the enormity of this miscarriage of justice.

“This is a step forward, but the long delay has caused further suffering to the many victims and their families.

“Crucially the Government must now address the limited remit of the inquiry which does not cover compensation or the accountability of managers in this scandal.”