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Liberal Democrat MP, Twickenham , 1 May 1997 –


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Green Finance - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2018)

Baroness Featherstone: ...with transition. If we do nothing to create a sustainable future, we stand to lose out through enormous shocks to our economy and financial system, and then, as other noble Lords have said, there is Brexit. Sir Vince Cable, in a recent op ed for City A.M., said: “The prospect of Brexit threatens to cause serious damage to the UK’s financial services industry. Paris, Frankfurt,...

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Norman Lamb: ...South (Clive Lewis). The revelations in the report of the independent review are absolutely shocking, and that is without the revelation from my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) that the full report says “Management knew or should have known that this was an intended and co-ordinated strategy”. Why was that left out of the report’s summary?...

Scottish Parliament: International Policy Framework and Priorities 2018 (16 Jan 2018)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...countries within which we seek to foster change, but it is also possible to maintain alliances and trade partnerships and simultaneously push for change within those countries. As an example, I point to Vince Cable’s decision in 2012 to prohibit the export to the United States of Propofol, which is a key ingredient of lethal injections. My amendment sets out the need for protocols to...

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

David Lidington: ...contracts that, until this morning, were still active, roughly a third were awarded by the Conservative Government, roughly a third were awarded by the coalition Government when the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the other third were awarded by the Labour Government, during which time the hon. Member for...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Wrigglesworth: ...not there. People forget that the Secretary of State’s predecessor, Mr Sajid Javid, took a very different view on these matters from that of Greg Clark. He started rolling back with great verve all that Vince Cable had done in the previous five years. Vince Cable was the longest serving Secretary of State since Peter Thorneycroft in the 1950s, but Sajid Javid wanted to reject any...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2018)

Baroness Randerson: My Lords, when I heard that we were to have an industrial strategy, I very much welcomed the news because I felt that it built on foundations laid during the coalition, not least by Vince Cable in his work at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and because industrial strategies—for example, the one produced by the noble Lord, Lord Heseltine—have a good name among...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw), and that great panjandrum of pro-Europeanism, the distinguished gentleman the leader of the Liberal Democrats, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). All have signed this new clause. It says what we Eurosceptics have been saying all along: that the European Union produces its law in a form of gobbledegook—stentorian,...

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

Anne Milton: I am a bit disappointed that the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) is not the Chamber to listen to the rest of this question. If the hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon) looks at the figures more closely, he will see that there was a sharp spike of 46% between February and April this year compared with the situation in 2016. This year’s starts are...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Maude of Horsham: ...beast from what was regarded very poorly at that time. Then, the focus was on very large companies, often state owned, and on the companies themselves rather than on the sectors that could benefit from support. This time—and great credit is due to Vince Cable for the work he did in making the case for an industrial strategy in the coalition Government—the focus has been much...

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Angela Rayner: I thank the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) for securing this urgent question. Once again, this Prime Minister is not for turning up, and nor is the Education Secretary. No wonder the former chair of the commission said that No. 10 was no longer listening. Perhaps the Minister can actually answer the questions the chair raised in his resignation letter. Are the Government...

Exports: Africa and the Commonwealth - Question for Short Debate (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...a day’s business in his life … How dare you talk down the country that you damaged?”. Reed added: “He’s a terrible, terrible voice for British business”. Even Nicholas Soames, of his own party, said Fox needed to “keep quiet”. Chuka Umunna described the comments as a “complete disgrace”, while Vince Cable said that business was,...

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Prisk: Unlike my former Secretary of State, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), may I welcome what the Secretary of State has said, which is both insightful and forward looking? In the light of that former relationship, I encourage him to be willing and patient in dealing with collaboration, which is something that the right hon. Gentleman and I had to deal with. May I ask my...

International Trade: Economic Partnership Agreements (23 Nov 2017)

Jo Swinson: Under the leadership of my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) and the noble Lord Hague, in 2013, the UK Government were the first to publish a national action plan on business and human rights. Will the Minister give a commitment that human rights impact assessments will be undertaken before any new trade deal is signed and that any new trade deal will also include...

Scottish Parliament: Alex Salmond (Russia Today) (16 Nov 2017)

John Swinney: ...the plurality of the choice of guests who will be on his programme. I thought that Willie Rennie might have checked up before asking me his question today, because on 23 September 2015, none other than Vince Cable appeared on Russia Today.

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

Social Rented Housing: Construction - Question (26 Oct 2017)

Lord Greaves: ...the Government should borrow a lot more money in order to build between 275,000 and 300,000 houses a year in England alone. Since then, the Chancellor said in reply to my right honourable friend Vince Cable in the House of Commons that this was not government policy. Do we still have collective Cabinet responsibility in this country, or do we have a system in which Cabinet Ministers simply...

Scottish Parliament: Withdrawal from the European Union (Negotiations) (25 Oct 2017)

Pauline McNeill: .... There must be an acceptance that all of us, whether we voted leave or remain, must be involved in a democratic process to decide what is best for Britain—and I do not believe that that is what is happening. Vince Cable put the matter quite succinctly this week when he said that Britain’s negotiating stance is a disaster and that the Brexiteers in the Conservative Party have...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...and have exercises in 20 locations from Nigeria to the Balkans, to further afield in Poland with a resurgent Russia, to the Caribbean and not least, to the skies of Iraq and Afghanistan. The right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) asked important questions about helicopters. If I may, I will ask the Procurement Minister to write to him in more detail. My right hon. Friend the...

International Investment - Statement (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Fox: ...of pensioners are becoming a driver within the mergers and acquisitions section. On the Statement, there is a powerful case for strengthening the public interest in takeovers, as, indeed our leader Vince Cable has argued regularly, most recently, I think, on the AstraZeneca case. However, while lowering the threshold is a welcome step, the Government’s proposals are narrow and do not...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: ...and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. The framework 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.


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