Vincent Cable hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Business, Innovation and Skills: Work of the Department.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Howard Orme, Director General, Finance and Commercial, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
The House legislated to strengthen protection for small farmers and small businesses supplying supermarkets by establishing the Groceries Code Adjudicator. I recently secured Government agreement to enable the GCA to impose fines of up to 1% of turnover on supermarkets found guilty of mistreating suppliers. I was also pleased that the GCA last week launched a formal investigation into alleged...
I am aware of the Select Committee report that suggested something very similar. Its main recommendation was that we introduce the power of fines, which we have now done, but there will be a review of the GCA within a year of the legislation, and no doubt in the next Parliament those powers can be taken.
Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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