Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green and Karren Brady, chair of parent company Taveta, have been asked to appear before a committee of MPs over the use of non-disclosure agreements.

Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee Maria Miller has written to both requesting their attendance as part of an inquiry, the Daily Mirror reported.

Brady yesterday resigned as chair of Arcadia, despite previously having said she would stay on as Arcadia was rocked by harassment allegations against Green. He is alleged to have used non-disclosure agreements to ensure claims against him by former staff were not made public.

Green has consistently denied that his behaviour was unlawful.

Miller told the Daily Mirror that she had asked both Green and Brady to appear.

She said: “I wrote to Philip Green last week and await his response. The committee has asked to take evidence from Philip Green and Karren Brady in their roles as chief executive and chair.”