Shop Direct: Burnley

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Kitty Ussher Kitty Ussher Labour, Burnley

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if officials of his Department will meet representatives of Shop Direct to discuss measures to protect jobs at the Burnley site.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Business and Regulatory Reform)

The North West Development Agency (NWDA) represented BIS at a meeting with Shop Direct on 3 February, which confirmed the Burnley call centre will close. The NWDA will represent BIS at any further meetings with the company, following confidential discussions between Shop Direct and GMB and USDAW on the statutory consultation process.

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