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Specialists tasked to quiz Green over BHS collapse

By Ravender Sembhy

MPs investigating Sir Philip Green's role in the collapse of retailer BHS are recruiting an army of specialist financial experts in order to pour through the company's finances.

Labour MP Frank Field said that the joint committees working on the inquiry are in the process of recruiting legal, accounting and financial advisors in order to be "fully prepared" for when they grill Sir Philip over the department store chain's administration. There remain concerns that it could shut one or more of its stores here.

BHS has branches in Belfast city centre, Holywood Exchange outside the city, Newtownabbey and Lisburn.

The Work and Pensions Committee and Business Committee have asked Sir Philip to appear before them on June 15.

Mr Field, who chairs the Work and Pensions Committee, said: "We fully expect to see Sir Philip in attendance on June 15."

Sir Philip's wife Tina, in whose name his Arcadia retail empire is run from Monaco, will no longer be called to give evidence.

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