Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve the (a) diagnosis, (b) early intervention and (c) treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder (i) in general and (ii) specifically for girls.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's paper, Rail passenger numbers and crowding statistics: 2016 report, published on 27 July 2017, what assessment his Department has made of (a) future crowding on South West Mainline into Waterloo and (b) the effect of Crossrail 2 on those figures.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit recipients have waited over six weeks for their first payment.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a public interest test for takeovers of major UK companies supporting the UK's science base.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK economy of the proposed takeover of Aveva by Schneider Electric.
Vincent Cable: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prevent UK-based companies in the financial sector moving abroad when the UK leaves the EU.
Vincent Cable: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the effect has been on (a) employment and (b) UK public finances of financial sector companies moving abroad since the vote to leave the EU.
Vincent Cable: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of UK-based financial sector companies that (a) have moved certain operations abroad since the vote to leave the EU and (b) are planning to move operations abroad when the UK leaves the EU.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will review the rules governing permitted development for change of use from commercial and industrial to residential; and what estimate he has made of changes in use by borough in each year from 2010 to 2015.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether work on the Access for All lift provision at Teddington Station will be completed by the end of 2017-18.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timetable the Government has for completion of Crossrail 2.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to review the relationship between the Education and Skills Funding Agency and local education authorities regarding the provision of sites for new schools; and if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of current arrangements for such provision.
Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the planned 20 per cent increase in planning fees will be implemented.
Vincent Cable: The European Single Market gives British firms access to 500 million consumers and, as our largest trading partner, is responsible for almost half of this country’s exports. A wide range of economic studies demonstrate the benefits to the UK economy from EU membership.
Vincent Cable: Under the industrial strategy, we encourage a long term approach to procurement, including training and apprenticeships.
Vincent Cable: The most recent UCAS statistics show another record year for university entry for disadvantaged students. 18.2% of 18 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds obtained a university place via UCAS in 2014. By 2018/19, Universities expect to spend £735m on bursaries, outreach and supporting retention and student success through their agreements with the Director of Fair Access. ...
Vincent Cable: Recent data from the Bank of England shows some signs that bank lending to SMEs is starting to recover. Gross lending to SMEs in the first seven months of 2014 was nearly £30 billion, up 21% on the equivalent period last year. Net lending was at zero or modestly positive in each of the last three months if overdrafts are excluded, reversing a long-term negative trend. Credit conditions,...
Vincent Cable: We recently published analysis proving that highly skilled migrants are not displacing UK workers. Indeed, in many sectors such as engineering and digital technologies, they're filling skills gaps and starting new companies. Business groups tell me that an open labour market helps foreign investment in the UK and that migrants foster innovation and growth by bringing in new ideas, language...
Vincent Cable: We are rebalancing the economy through the industrial strategy: a long term partnership between industry and government. All regions have seen positive growth and, since 2010, private sector employment has increased by 7.5% for England and has increased in every region.
Vincent Cable: An initial Manufacturing Advisory Service assessment found that 11% of SMEs surveyed had reshored some production to the UK in the last 12 months. The automotive council has also identified £3 billion of additional sourcing opportunities; offshore wind could support 30,000 supply chain jobs by 2020; and the new nuclear build programme could add £11 billion GVA if 44% of contracts go...