Sports Direct boss summoned before Parliament

The boss of Sports Direct has been issued a summons by Parliament to give evidence at Westminster.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 4:16 pm

The business select committee has issued the summons to Mike Ashley after a meeting today.

The group of MPs want to question Mr Ashley over working conditions for workers at the Shirebrook-based warehouse.

This comes after a national campaign by politicians, unionists, church members and members of the public to unite in protest against “poor working conditions”.

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This was revealed in an undercover investigation, which found the retailer’s Shirebrook warehouse ‘exploited’ its temporary staff.

As well as the Shirebrook warehouse, Sports Direct also has around 150 stores across the country, including St Peter’s Retail Park in Mansfield, Bridge Place in Worksop ant The Pavements Centre in Chesterfield.

Mr Ashley has been ordered to appear at Westminster on June 7.