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MPs back call to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood

Thursday 20th October 2016

MPs have backed calls for former BHS owner Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood.

The motion is not binding as any final decision would have to be taken by the Honours Forfeiture Committee.

BHS was sold by Sir Philip last year, but then collapsed with the loss of 11,000 jobs and carrying a £571m pension deficit.

The store in Maidstone was shut in the summer with dozens of jobs - full and part time - lost.

MPs backed the non-binding motion unopposed, meaning no full vote was needed.