A group of MPs claim to have discovered a secret recording device concealed in their private meeting room during an unannounced visit to Sports Direct.
They were carrying out an on-the-spot inspection at the company's warehouse in Shirebrook in Derbyshire when the incident is said to have taken place.
Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, tweeted a photo this evening of what she described as a 'camera' discovered in the room, where members of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee were discussing their visit.
She described how a female member of staff had come in with a plate of sandwiches, but had taken a suspiciously long time to place the platter down.
The MP claims to have seen her 'put a recording device on the floor' underneath the stool where she had placed the sandwiches.
In one photo, a small device can be seen underneath a stool with a tray of sandwiches.
Iain Wright, chair of the committee, said he was 'disappointed' at the spirit in which the company had conducted their visit and described the planting of a recording device as 'absolutely disgraceful'.
We have contacted Sports Direct for comment but have not received a response.