Politics 18 December 2012 "After meeting with Vince Cable and my questions in Parliament glad he initiates inquiry into Comet closure" Business quote of the day. Print HTML "After meeting with Vince Cable and my questions in Parliament glad he initiates inquiry into Comet closure" Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, tweeted on Tuesday morning that the government is to launch an inquiry into the closure of Comet. His tweet sparked rumours and reports across the internet of an unconfirmed investigation into the closure of the electrical giant, which owes £233m to creditors, including £26.2m to HM Revenue and Customs. › Five questions answered on the latest inflation figures Business secretary Vince Cable was questioned over Comet. Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe More Related articles An unmatched font of knowledge Leader: On capitalism and insecurity Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?