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MP for Twickenham

Vincent Cable (Liberal Democrat)

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[Sir Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — backbench business — Local Newspapers (19 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Vaizey: ...Cleethorpes Chronicle, the Leicester Mercury, Martin Shipton—he has had mixed reviews during this debate—David Williamson, the Liverpool Echo, Nicola Adam, The Visitor and the Lancaster Guardian. I give a special mention to the Richmond and Twickenham Times, in which I hope to appear tomorrow following my visit to the Orleans House gallery in Twickenham with the excellent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Home Ownership (16 March 2015)

Stephen Williams: ...Let us not forget the situation we inherited. There was a credit bubble, through a growth in mortgages until 2007, and lots of warnings were given, including by my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), who is now the Business Secretary, that the bubble would burst—it did. That was a catastrophe not only for the economy, but for a lot of people trying to get...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Appointment of Members to the Regulatory Policy Committee (3 March 2015)

Matthew Hancock: ...). Alexander has been a member of Regulatory Policy since 2012 and holds no other public appointments. He is a Member of the Liberal Democrat Party and since May 2014 has been a Councillor for St Margaret’s and North Twickenham Ward in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London. These appointments have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments...

Consumer Rights Bill — Commons Reason (24 February 2015)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...a few people very rich but sucks money not just from fans but from sports and arts bodies—those that want to keep prices within the reach of all, not just the rich, so that ordinary rugby club members can go to Twickenham, tennis players to Wimbledon and music fans to their favourite gigs. I remember that some years ago Paul Hamlyn opened the opera house—I think to celebrate...

Business of the House: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (15 January 2015)

Julian Smith: ...the issue of parliamentary scrutiny when the deal is done, I ask hon. Members to look at a letter written by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable) on 22 September, in which he says: “The UK Parliament, including the House of Lords…will have a full opportunity to scrutinise the deal before it is...

National Statistics (14 January 2015)

Hugh Bayley: ...be designated as official statistics and therefore subject to the Statistics Authority’s rigorous code of practice. The Conservative party supported that proposal on the Second Reading of the Statistics and Registration Service Bill, which set up the Statistics Authority, as did the Liberal Democrat spokesman, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), who also called for...

Consumer Rights Bill (Programme) (No. 3): Secondary Ticketing Platforms (12 January 2015)

Andrew Bridgen: My experience of the RFU at Twickenham is that rugby tickets are given out on allocation and request to local clubs—the grass roots of rugby—at a certain price. Were those to be sold on the black market at a higher price and the RFU were to discover it, that club would then get no allocation of tickets for several years. That was a reasonable protection that was placed on the sport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Regional Growth Fund (6 January 2015)

Angus MacNeil: ...way to achieve regional growth and to help areas such as the north of England is for good neighbours in Scotland to have full fiscal autonomy to counterbalance what the Minister’s colleague from Twickenham, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, called the great suction machine pulling life from the economy of other parts of these islands. Why is it Government...

Warwick (1,100TH Anniversary) (17 December 2014)

Chris White: ...hospital, having being situated in a number of locations. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited this year to congratulate the school on its anniversary. Fittingly, the under-15 rugby team became national champions this year, while the under-18s reached the final at Twickenham. Schools across the town have much to pride themselves on. I have had the opportunity to meet many groups...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong (9 December 2014)

Hugo Swire: ..., the Government carried out a review of licences for UK tear gas exports to the Hong Kong Police. As the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr Vince Cable) has reported to Parliament, the review only identified one licence for tear gas and, after careful review, the Government has decided that this licence will not be...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong (9 December 2014)

Hugo Swire: ..., the Government carried out a review of licences for UK tear gas exports to the Hong Kong Police. As the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr Vince Cable) has reported to Parliament, the review only identified one licence for tear gas and, after careful review, the Government has decided that this licence will not be...

Wessex Route Study (Passenger Capacity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (2 December 2014)

George Young: ...of a problem and producing a collaborative solution. It is a thorough document running to 159 pages. To put the debate in context, nearly 20 years ago I went on the first privatised train service from Twickenham to Waterloo. It was at 10 past 5 in the morning on Sunday 4 February 1996. The franchisee was South West Trains, which has retained the franchise. A fare dodger joined us,...

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Absent Voting (17 November 2014)

Gary Streeter: ... 24 Lambeth Oval 51 74 24 Camden Gospel Oak 60 84 24 Richmond upon Thames South Richmond 67 91 24 Westminster Westbourne 61 85 24 Camden Kings Cross 47 71 24 Richmond upon Thames Twickenham Riverside 68 91 24 Bath and North East Somerset Kingsmead 54 77 23 Hammersmith and Fulham Ravenscourt Park 63 86 23 Wandsworth Northcote 55 78 23 ...

Public Bill Committee: International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty to meet United Nations 0.7% target from 2015 (4 November 2014)

Gerald Howarth: ...have to protect ourselves against those threats, what do we do? We are not increasing defence expenditure; we are cutting it. The Army will be down to 82,000. There will be more people going to the Help for Heroes rugby match at Twickenham than there will be members of the British Army. Our surface fleet has been cut to the bone; in 2001, there were 22 frigates and 11 destroyers, making 33...

Written Answers — Education: Free Schools (11 September 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...The Langley Academy Primary 90 The Legatum Academy 240 The University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form 290 The University of Cambridge Training School 120 Turing House School 150 Twickenham Primary School 60 Unity Community Primary 56 Walthamstow Primary Academy 60 West Didsbury CE Primary School 60 West Reading Education Network (WREN) Secondary...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Music: Licensing (8 September 2014)

Nicholas Boles: The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), has not assessed the impact on small businesses of the licensing enforcement regime for the use of music in public spaces. This regime is not run or approved by government. The collecting societies 'PRS for Music' and 'Phonographic Performance Limited' (PPL), which represent...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Sugar: EU External Trade (8 September 2014)

Matthew Hancock: The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), has had no recent discussions directly concerning the removal of the CXL sugar import duty, or on improving access to the EU sugar market for cane sugar suppliers. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is involved in ongoing trade negotiations between the EU and...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Holiday Leave (5 September 2014)

Jo Swinson: The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), and other BIS Ministers regularly meet other European Ministers and discuss a wide range of issues. Regular discussions also take place at official level.

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 September 2014)

Anne Main: ...interested to hear a few figures from Zoopla, showing how the tax hits huge numbers of people across the political divide. In Rutland, Leicestershire, the average house price is 319,000. In Witney, Oxfordshire, it is 324,000. In Twickenham, it is 653,000; in Bath, 355,000; in Cheltenham, 304,000; in Southwark, 653,000; in Bethnal Green, 447,000. I...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Royal Mail (21 July 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...by the National Audit Office in its report on the Royal Mail Initial Public Offering (IPO). It will help the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable) in his own assessment of the system the Government operates for the sale of its assets through IPOs to ensure that Government can meet its full objectives while achieving...

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