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Mike Ashley 'will face MPs if they visit Sports Direct first'

Published 17/05/2016

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley made the offer in a letter to MPs
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley made the offer in a letter to MPs

MPs are to consider a letter from Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley agreeing to be questioned about his company, as long as the politicians visit the firm's head office first.

The Business Select Committee has been trying to quiz Mr Ashley for months about working practices, including the use of zero hours contracts.

He has been refusing to appear before the committee, but in a letter he said he will travel to Westminster, but only on condition that the MPs visit the Sports Direct offices in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, the day before.

He has offered to fly the MPs to Derbyshire in his helicopter.

The committee will discuss the letter at its meeting next week.

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