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MPs recommend Sir Philip Green be stripped of knighthood

MPs have approved a motion recommending former BHS owner Sir Philip Green should be stripped of his knighthood.

The proposal tabled in the Commons asked for the Honours Forfeiture Committee to recommend the billionaire businessman's knighthood is "cancelled and annulled".

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

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MP: 'No other option' but to support stripping Sir Philip's knighthood

Sir Philip Green was knighted in 2006 for services to retail. Credit: PA

MPs have "no other option" but to support stripping Sir Philip Green of his knighthood given his failure to take action over the BHS pension fund, a Conservative MP has said.

During a Commons debate on the issue, Richard Fuller suggested Sir Philip had failed "to find his moral compass" in not addressing the chain's pension deficit over the summer.

Mr Fuller, who served on the Commons Business Select Committee which investigated the BHS' collapse, said:

"We do not make the final decision, but I think it is worthy and honourable for this House to have a view about Sir Phillip Green.

"Over the summer, Sir Phillip has had the opportunity to find his moral compass, to do the right thing.

"In the absence of that, the House has no other option but to support the amendment and the motion."

Mr Fuller tabled the amendment,signed by more than 110 MPs, recommending Sir Philip's knighthood be cancelled and annulled.

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