Sir Philip Green, the former owner of BHS, has called on Frank Field to resign from his position as the chairman of the Work and Pensions select committee. BHS collapsed with the loss of over 11,000 jobs and questions have been asked about Green’s involvement in the process.
“I am not prepared to participate in a process which has not even the pretence of fairness and objectivity and which has as its primary objective the destruction of my reputation”.
Field said that he hadn’t received a letter from Green but said:
“The House of Commons decides who chairs these committees, not Sir Philip Green. It’s in his interest to turn up”.
The committee has been hearing evidence from the former management of BHS, where senior managers admitted that there was serious division at the top of the organisation. The committee is likely to ask Green about why his organisation took money out of the business whilst the pensions deficit was growing in size.