Wednesday 13 March 2024

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill

Today (13 March), the government introduced the Bill to - 'Provide for the quashing of convictions in England and Wales for certain offences alleged to have been committed while the Horizon system was in use by the Post Office; to make provision about the deletion of cautions given in England and Wales for such offences; and for connected purposes.'

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament

Explanatory Notes (pdf) - Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (

Previous post 23 February - Law and Lawyers: Post Office ~ Horizon ~ proposed legislation (

Ministers introduce bill to quash convictions of Horizon scandal victims | Post Office Horizon scandal | The Guardian

1 comment:

  1. Given the extent of this miscarriage of justice, I welcome the new legislation. I am a bit confused about what happens with those cases that were considered by the Court of Appeal. Surely if the Appeal was considered (or leave to appeal refused) on the basis of shoddy Post Office evidence, any unsuccessfully appealed convictions should also be quashed? Maybe I'm missing something...