Paula Vennells denies she wanted everyone 'to get the bare minimum' in the mediation scheme

You never intended to pay out any substantial figures in compensation for those issues at all, did you? Not in, no, that's right, not in terms of the mediation scheme, because that was not what I had understood it would do. You wanted to minimise the cost of the business, didn't you? I had a responsibility to the Board around the budgets that have been agreed. And this information was shared with the board. He wanted to give them at most a meager Psalm and an apology without really understanding or investigating what the cause of their problems was, didn't they? No, that isn't the case. All all, all types of cases were welcomed into the scheme, but my understanding at the beginning of it was very different to what it turned out to be. Everyone was welcomed in so long as they had a pat on their head and a token payment when they. I agree that it sounds like that. Now that was not the case at all. You wanted everyone to. Get the bare minimum to forget all of this and move on. Didn't.

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