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Sir Philip Green questioned on BHS pension fund

03 May 2016

Sir Philip Green has been in touch with the Work and Pensions Committee to indicate his willingness to come to Parliament to give oral evidence.

Chairs' comments

Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee said:

"The sale and acquisition of BHS raises serious questions about the stewardship of the business both before, during, and after the sale. We welcome this opportunity to question the key players and we will also be keen to quiz advisers on their role in this process."

Frank Field, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, welcomes this quick response. He said:

"There are three groups of witnesses the Committee needs to question before we talk with Sir Philip. We are working with Sir Philip to arrange a suitable date for him to answer the questions we will have for him."

Groups of witnesses

The three other groups of witnesses the Work and Pensions Committee intends to hear from ahead of Sir Philip are:

  • The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund (on 9 May 2016)
  • BHS Pension Trustees
  • Dominic Chappell

Further information

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