Timetable published for Phases 5 and 6 exploring responses to the scandal and governance

The Inquiry has today published its timetable for Phases 5 and 6 in which Sir Wyn Williams will hear evidence from witnesses including senior figures at Post Office, Fujitsu and Royal Mail; politicians and civil servants; and campaigners.


The upcoming phases will begin on 9 April with evidence from former sub-postmaster and founder of the Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance, Alan Bates, finishing in July when the Inquiry will hear from former ministers whose portfolios included the Post Office. 


Earlier this month Sir Wyn Williams confirmed that Phases 5 and 6 will be heard together. Over the course of 15 weeks, the Inquiry will hear oral evidence as part of its investigation into governance, redress and how the Post Office and others responded to the scandal.


The Inquiry is also gathering witness statements from a large number of individuals in addition to those scheduled to give oral evidence. The Chair may call additional witnesses to give oral evidence if guided by the evidence he receives. Any updates to the timetable will be published on the website.


Register for public gallery attendance

Individuals are invited to register their interest for places in the public gallery for the first seven weeks by 12 noon on 12 March 2024 via the form below, with places confirmed shortly thereafter.


Registration for later stages of Phases 5 and 6 will open in due course. The hearings will take place on the 5th floor, Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN. 


Click here to register for public gallery attendance.


The hearings will also be streamed, via the Inquiry’s YouTube channel, on a three-minute delay.




Notes to editors

  • Registration for media to attend the hearings will open in due course.