The Conservative MP for South Swindon Robert Buckland, has welcomed the business secretary's decision to write to the bankers of Farerpak. Tens of thousands of people lost an average of four hundred pounds each when the firm collapsed in 2006.
Now Dr Cable is writing to the firm's bankers asking them to increase compensation following critical comments by a judge at a court case last week.
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