MP for Twickenham

Vincent Cable

Liberal Democrat MP, Twickenham , 1 May 1997 –

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Delegated Legislation: Hypothyroidism (21 May 2018)

Steve Brine: I thank the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) for giving us the opportunity to debate this issue. It is unusual for a party leader to lead an Adjournment debate; indeed, this is certainly a first for me. I just note that point. I pay tribute to him and the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), who as always is in his place and intervened in the debate. They spoke...

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...listening to the debate—to the words of the Chair of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Lilian Greenwood), and the leader of the Liberals, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable)—he takes on board the very strong feelings, across parties, on this issue. I first tabled a private Member’s Bill to get bus-fuel duty rebate for...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Independent review of regulations with counter-terrorism purpose (1 May 2018)

Jo Swinson: ...to the Public Bill Office, but unfortunately my name was not added to the amendment paper. I wanted to put on record the fact that that communication had been sent. My right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) advocated the change in the new clause during our time in coalition, but it was one of those things that was blocked by our coalition partners, who claimed that...

GKN (24 Apr 2018)

Greg Clark: ...to understand that as this is a quasi-judicial decision, the statement that she made that she would block the bid would disqualify her from making that decision, as the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) knows to his cost. The evidence presented to me was that this was a British company taking over another British company, that no such takeover has ever been blocked on...

Capita (24 Apr 2018)

Chris Matheson: May I thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting the urgent question and congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing it? Capita is one of the strategic suppliers to the Government, providing services of particular strategic importance, yet, as we heard from its boss today, it had no strategy aside from mucking up the management of the dental register, leaving...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

David Drew: ...problems is that our constituents have been emailing us and stopping us in the street to ask, “What is your view? Why haven’t we heard what Parliament has to say?” The right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) made that point, and I totally agree with him. It is important that Parliament has a say. Parliament can get things right and get things wrong, but so can...

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ..., as I have said, it is right that the Prime Minister comes to Parliament at the earliest opportunity. In relation to potential future action, as I said in response to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), this was a targeted attack. It was targeted at degrading the chemical weapons capability of the Syrian regime. We now look, alongside that, to undertake international...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Boating: Finance (12 Apr 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...;s America’s Cup team and their proposal to base their permanent headquarters on the Camber in Portsmouth. This was announced by the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt hon Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). This funding ensured the racing team’s commitment to basing their operations in Portsmouth for a minimum of 12 years to support...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...if I may. I will take interventions later. I am on only the third paragraph of my speech. I will not embarrass the Liberal Democrats further by quoting their leader, the right honourable Member for Twickenham, Vince Cable. The noble Lord, Lord Newby, says that that was years ago. It was not; it was in September 2016; it was only 18 months ago that he said that we should not have another...

Revised Draft Airports National Policy Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Naseby: ...by the time the third runway is built, the average commercial aircraft that will fly in and out using the third runway will be 50% less noisy on take-off and 20% less noisy on landing. The other afternoon I went to Twickenham to see England, for once, beat the Welsh. Aircraft came over and you could hardly hear them, so if that noise is reduced by 20% for landings you will hardly hear...

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Karin Smyth: ...he was not Irish. Captured as a slave by the pirates who roamed the Irish sea at the time, he was not entirely welcome when he returned as a free man, although he might find himself quite popular at Twickenham on Saturday. The Bristol Post recently published an article about the Bristol merchants who, under Henry II, went to Dublin in 1171 to defend Dublin Castle against the insurgency in...

United States Tariffs: Steel and Aluminium (12 Mar 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his answer to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). My right hon. Friend says that when he goes to the United States, he will meet members of Congress. Will he continue to build the case with our Republican friends in Congress for the open, liberal trading system that we all support—on both sides of this House—to make sure...

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia (7 Mar 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his comprehensive answer to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). Is my right hon. Friend as surprised as I am that the question was shorn of the context of the scale of the reforms now taking place in Saudi Arabia? May I urge the Government to continue our assistance to the Government of Saudi Arabia in order to deliver the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2018)

Theresa May: The hon. Lady is a little late, because I was asked a question about a US trade deal and the national health service by the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) in this House on Monday, and I made it very clear that we retain the principles of the national health service and that we are not going to allow the national health service to be undermined by any trade deals we do.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review of relief for first-time buyers (21 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: ...entered into those arrangements, they did so knowing what the VAT consequences would be, but we are taking action going forward. Finally, I understand the desire of the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) to have information on the effects of increases of income tax by 1%. However, there is no need for that now, as information is available on that. Time does not allow me to...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Jo Swinson: ...for enforcement to will the means, but that was an important step forward, and I am proud to have been part of a Government who took a leadership role. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), who was Business Secretary at the time, and to the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, because he was absolutely committed to fighting corruption and to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Notification of a Contingent Liability (5 Feb 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...other approvals. This counter-indemnity, for which NR’s CL of £4m will be matched by its JV partner, Kier, will cover further multiple residential developments being built by the JV, initially at Twickenham and Walthamstow (Phase 2) stations. The Treasury has approved the proposal in principle. If, during the period of fourteen Parliamentary sitting days beginning on the date on...

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (30 Jan 2018)

Judith Cummins: I am referring to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). Amendment 8 also seeks to ensure that the food we eat comes from healthy animals that are naturally resistant to disease, not dosed up with antibiotics as an alternative to maintaining food hygiene throughout the production process, which is a standard model of industrial farming in the USA. We all know about the real...

Heathrow Airport: Public Consultation (24 Jan 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...way in which you have steered the debate to—I hope —a satisfactory conclusion and allowed a number of hon. Members with different voices to contribute. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing this important debate. As the right hon. Gentleman knows—indeed, as he indicated—the consultation on the revised draft airports...

Pubs Code 2016 — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Toby Perkins: ...him on that important role. He may well know the history, but others may not. One of the founding principles of the pubs code’s introduction, as laid out by the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) when he was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, was that there should be a rebalancing of the level of reward between pub companies and tenants. The...


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