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Royal Mail boss Simon Thompson to face MPs again | Business

The chief executive of Royal Mail has been summoned back to parliament to give evidence after doubts were cast over the accuracy of statements he gave to MPs at a previous hearing.

Darren Jones, Labour chairman of the Commons’ business, energy and industrial strategy committee, has written to Simon Thompson having received a “significant amount of correspondence” claiming that some of his original answers were not “wholly correct”. The committee has also invited Keith Williams, 66, the company’s chairman, to “accompany” him.

The committee said yesterday that MPs had received hundreds of emails from Royal Mail employees after Thompson’s appearance on Tuesday last week. They challenged his denials that Royal Mail tracked the movement and productivity of staff through their handheld digital devices and that

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