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Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Vincent Cable: In order to strengthen the Prime Minister’s leverage in the next stage of negotiations, may I suggest that she suspend tribal politics and invite the Leader of the Opposition and his Front-Bench colleagues to join her negotiating team? Whatever their tactical differences, they agree with her on the fundamentals of Brexit and on withdrawal from the single market and the customs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility (11 Dec 2017)

Vincent Cable: Since the Secretary of State was the only member of the Cabinet to get a pass mark from the Social Mobility Commission, will she now cement her reputation by intervening to stop the catastrophic decline in apprenticeship starts?

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Vincent Cable: (Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for Children and Families if he will make a statement on the resignation of the board of the Social Mobility Commission.

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Vincent Cable: I do not think that the Conservatives have ever claimed to be a party of equality, but they have always claimed to be a party of equality of opportunity—in other words, social mobility. When the Prime Minister took office, her first speech set out very clearly the objective to do everything to help everybody, whatever their background, to go as far as their talents will take them. What...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Debt (28 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: Further to the answer that the Minister gave a few minutes ago on the sale of RBS shares to deal with Government debt, can he confirm that the Government will abide by the commitment of the Chancellor’s predecessor not to sell below the acquisition price?

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: I welcome the statement, albeit that it has taken the Government two and a half years to conduct what is, essentially, a rebranding exercise. Does the Secretary of State agree that the essence of improving productivity is skills? If he is going to reverse the absolutely catastrophic decline now occurring in apprenticeships, he should go back to the model that he and I worked on. It would...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: British Nationals Abroad: Switzerland (23 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on protecting the existing rights of British citizens residing in Switzerland after the UK leaves the EU.

International Trade: Leaving the EU: New Trade Agreements (23 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: Can the Secretary of State explain the likely impact of a no deal Brexit in respect of the 57 or so countries with which we already have association agreements through the European Union?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Transport Agreements (22 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure agreements are in place between each EU member state and the UK to enable the provisions of the European Common Aviation Area to continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU; when he plans to put those agreements in place; and whether his Department plans to take on additional staff or other resources to meet that...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (15 Nov 2017)

Women and Equalities: Women in the House of Commons. 10:15 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, Leader, SNP Westminster Group Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Labour Party Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Amanda Sater, Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: Yesterday, the Brexit Secretary gave a pledge in the City that freedom of movement would be preserved for bankers and other members of the financial services industry. Why can the same pledge not be given to other key economic sectors, such as manufacturing and agriculture?

Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition): Tax Avoidance and Evasion (14 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) on introducing the debate, and I agree with very much of what she said. It will be useful to go over a little the chronology of how tax avoidance measures have evolved in recent years. If we go back to 2010, the main source of industrial-scale tax avoidance was not in the British Virgin Islands or the Cayman Islands. It...

Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition): Tax Avoidance and Evasion (14 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: I think I was in political exile at that time so I cannot testify one way or the other, but I was in government when we introduced much stronger anti-corruption measures in 2011. As far as the register is concerned, the argument that the overseas territories and Crown dependencies advanced was that they had to keep information secret because of privacy concerns, but precisely those same...

Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition): Tax Avoidance and Evasion (14 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: I have limited time. We are all familiar with the way in which some of the big internet platforms avoid large amounts of taxation simply by manipulating prices and by the way they account for intellectual property liabilities. The Government’s response has, frankly, been very weak, and it is significant, in the light of the current Brexit debate, that the one institution that is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Contaminated Blood Inquiry (14 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: The Minister will be aware that the integrity of blood products is underpinned by a common European agreement on standards. Can she reassure the House that she has spoken to other Ministers across Europe to ensure that, whether or not there is a deal, those standards will be fully maintained subsequent to Brexit?

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (7 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of council tax reduction recipients who are subject to recovery action in relation to their council tax liability.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (7 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the minimum amount of council tax paid once the local council tax reduction scheme is taken into account in each local authority area.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Business Customers (7 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: Does the Minister not agree that the response to the finding that 92% of the bank’s restructuring group’s small business customers were mistreated has been pathetic and is unworthy of a publicly owned institution?

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

Vincent Cable: What sanctions have the Government taken, and what sanctions do they propose to take, in respect of British overseas territories that pursue tax policies that are damaging to Britain?


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