Ca­ble has mem­ory log­jam

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CON­CERNS were grow­ing for Vince Ca­ble last night af­ter he ad­mit­ted a new com­mit­tee to pro­mote eco­nomic growth had not yet held any meet­ings – since it HAS, and he has at­tended TWICE!

The Busi­ness Sec­re­tary, vice chair of the Growth Im­ple­men­ta­tion Com­mit­tee, told the Com­mons se­lect com­mit­tee: “I can’t tell you why that com­mit­tee has not been con­vened yet.”

Later, Mr Ca­ble said he needed to “cor­rect the record”.

He ex­plained: “I read­ied my mem­ory very quickly and I could not re­call any meet­ings. There were in fact two, on Septem­ber 18 and Oc­to­ber 22, so that com­mit­tee is oper­at­ing and has met.”

A Com­mons source said: “The pres­sure may be get­ting to Vince but for­get­ting you’ve at­tended two com­mit­tee meet­ings? Maybe the Prime Min­is­ter will sug­gest he takes it a bit eas­ier from now on.”

Vince Ca­ble is 69.

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