Chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) Frank Field has had a meeting with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director about Sir Philip Green.
The meeting with David Green today (5 August) follows on from the WPC's inquiry into handling of the British Home Stores (BHS) pension schemes.
In its report on the collapse of the schemes, the WPC blamed Green for the schemes' difficulties.
Field (pictured) said the meeting with the SFO was "constructive", but assured he was not interfering, but providing additional evidence.
He said: "The central concern that emerged from our inquiry was the rushed sale of a struggling high street institution to manifestly unsuitable buyers. There is no way someone with Sir Philip Green's experience believed they were anything but.
"It is clear to us that Sir Philip personally drove it [the sale] through, appearing, extraordinarily, on both sides of the deal. And it seems he was proud of the fact, bragging to the chair of his pension trustees that he had ‘put the ball in the net on my own without 27 advisers'."
His discussion with the SFO arose out of concerns over the assurances made about Retail Acquisitions Limited (RAL).
"To what extent were the boards of both companies and the pension trustees actually aware that Chappell and RAL brought nothing but £1 to the deal? And of the extent to which Green was facilitating the financial and property deals himself?"
He added: "The meeting with David Green was constructive, I was reassured by the tone of the discussions and the approach the SFO is taking. They of course operate independently and we assured them again of our absolute non-interference: we will simply send them all the evidence we have not published to consider and use as they will."
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