House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
POST OFFICE HORIZON COMPUTER SYSTEM
EDM #427
Tabled 10 September 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House notes with concern that a number of postmasters have been forced to pay back thousands of pounds, or have been prosecuted or imprisoned, solely on the basis of questionable data indicating cash shortfalls from the Post Office Horizon computer system introduced in 2000; further notes that the BBC Panorama investigation on 17 August 2015, entitled Trouble at the Post Office, demonstrated the damaging effect this has had on the lives of the postmasters involved; acknowledges that the report by forensic accountants Second Sight into claims many sub-postmasters were wrongly accused raises serious questions about the integrity of the Horizon system; expresses disappointment with the dismissive response from the Post Office to the findings of the Second Sight report; notes the concerns raised by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in the last Parliament in a letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, dated 17 March 2015, about the approach of the Post Office to the subsequent mediation scheme; notes the Prime Minister's comment on 1 July 2015, Official Report, column 1477, that the internal inquiry by the Post Office has not satisfied many hon. Members on both sides of the House; commends the work of the former hon. Member for North Hampshire, James Arbuthnot, for consistently raising this important issue in the last Parliament; and urges the Government to establish a full independent judicial inquiry.

Signatures (41)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Barron, Kevin
Labour
04 November 2015
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
11 September 2015
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
11 September 2015
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
12 October 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
17 September 2015
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 May 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 October 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 September 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 September 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
14 September 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
20 October 2015
Haigh, Louise
Labour
12 October 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
11 September 2015
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
12 October 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
13 October 2015
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
13 October 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
14 October 2015
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
17 September 2015
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
14 September 2015
Matheson, Christian
Labour
14 September 2015
Owen, Albert
Labour
17 September 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
26 October 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
14 September 2015
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
15 September 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
11 September 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 September 2015
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
26 November 2015
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
14 September 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
15 September 2015
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.