As speculation mounts about Primark opening a store in Uxbridge, the retailer has responded to your comments about the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed some of its workers.

BBC2 aired a documentary on Monday night (July 21) in which survivors of the Rana Plaza building disaster spoke of their terrifying experiences, and people shared their views on Twitter.

The eight-storey commercial building fell down on April 24, 2013 killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,400.

 
 

 
A man holds up Primark jeans at the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dad Alimgir Hossain, 25, with daughters Aklima, four and Rani, 18 months, at the ruins of the collapsed Rana Plaza clothing factory, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The girls' mother Molika died in the disaster.
Reshma Begum, survivor from Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now working at hotel THE WESTIN

A spokesman for Primark said: "Primark was shocked and deeply saddened by the events in Bangladesh last  April when the Rana Plaza building, which housed several factories, one of which produced for Primark, collapsed.           

"To date, Primark has committed or paid a total of $12million in compensation and financial assistance to the victims of the disaster and their dependents.  

"The company also recently completed a programme of structural building surveys of all its suppler factories in Bangladesh and is a member of the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety.

"Our Code of Conduct sets out the core principles that suppliers and factories must follow to ensure products are made in good working conditions, and that the people making them are treated decently and paid a fair wage. 

"It is based upon the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code, which is itself founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation and is an internationally recognised code of labour practice."        

Further information about Primark’s work in Bangladesh, is available here.

The spokesman would not confirm if Primark was behind the application to take over 15 retail units in the Pavilions.

Do you think Primark has done enough? Does this put you off shopping there? Let us know by emailing hannah.raven@trinitymirror.com, tweeting @HannahUxGazette or posting at facebook.com/UxbridgeGazette.