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Vincent Cable

Liberal Democrat MP, Twickenham , 1 May 1997 –


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Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding Allocation (23 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...that, in the short term, the Government will soon be publishing a technical consultation for local government finance in the upcoming settlement. As I said to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), we will be including a consultation on the issue of negative revenue support grant, and I can also confirm that there will be a new round of business rate retention pilots.

Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (17 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. There is a great deal of concern across Parliament about the mysterious disappearance of the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). He has been missing since last night. This morning, he was texting about being the only person really fighting Brexit. I just wonder if you and the parliamentary authorities could ascertain his whereabouts and...

Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement (17 Jul 2018)

Richard Graham: ...poorer nations of the world that are currently disfavoured under the common external tariff regime, could not be significantly improved by having our own free trade agreements. The next point— the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) is a classic example of this particular school of thought—is that we will not be able to negotiate effective free trade agreements...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Robin Walker: ...proposals avoid frictions in trade, protect jobs and livelihoods and, crucially, meet the commitments made by both sides to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. Even the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), in opening the debate, recognised that as an advance, but it represents the consistent position of this Government.

Business of the House (10 July) (9 Jul 2018)

Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 10 July, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to the Motion in the name of Sir Vince Cable as if the day were an Opposition Day; proceedings on the Motion may continue, though opposed, for three hours and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of; and Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not...

Part-time and Continuing Education and the Open University - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Storey: ...education. I was taken by my noble friend Lady Garden’s description of how she did her degree at the Open University. She used the phrase, “I wafted in”. I cannot imagine my noble friend wafting into anything. We as a party are not simply waving a shroud on this matter. Vince Cable has made continuing education a priority of his leadership, and has launched an independent...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: As would be expected, my hon. Friend has made an impeccable point. The net present value, a metric which does include all the costs and benefits, reduces the figure to between £2.9 billion and minus £2.5 billion over a 60-year period. So the upside has gone from £147 billion to minus £2.5 billion, yet the Government’s position has not budged. It gets worse. A report...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Anne Main: Did the hon. Lady note that the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) talked in his speech about the rights of Parliament but not the duties? The duty of this Parliament is to implement the wishes of the British people.

Heathrow (7 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Following on from the question from the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), the third runway will, as I understand it, double the passenger capacity of Heathrow, so on what grounds does the Department for Transport believe that the public investment figures suggested by Transport for London for the connection between London and Heathrow are incorrect?

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Israel (7 Jun 2018)

Baroness Fairhead: ...policy framework for assessing exports of military items was announced to Parliament by the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt. Hon Member for Twickenham, Sir Vince Cable, as a Written Ministerial Statement on 25 March 2014.

Proposed Media Mergers (5 Jun 2018)

Matthew Hancock: ...confirmed today that we will not be issuing an intervention notice. I know well the Liberal Democrats’ concerns in this area, having worked with the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) in government. I hope that the resolution we come to over the coming weeks will be one that demonstrates with confidence that Sky News will be independent and viable, and that we can...

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: ...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 community transport...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Investment Bank (8 May 2018)

Willie Rennie: ...and establish a high-wage and highly skilled economy for the long term. Creating new and additional business lending can also be part of the solution. When he was business secretary in 2012, Vince Cable reached the same conclusion and created the British Business Bank. Benny Higgins fleshed out the detail and principles with the implementation plan, which was published recently. It...

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

Jo Swinson: ...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 it would...

Scottish Parliament: Children’s Food Environment (26 Apr 2018)

Aileen Campbell: ..., it should provide us with the power to take such action. I point the member to the recent letter that was issued to the Prime Minister by a range of supporters on this issue, including Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Vince Cable, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, who are pressing the UK Government to take action in this area.

GKN (24 Apr 2018)

Greg Clark: ...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 national security...

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: ...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 Governments, and...


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