Richard Shepherd

Former Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance 19 Mar 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations were made to the Government on the constitutional propriety of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule introduced by the Finance Act 2013 (a) in relation to whether the Rule seeks to make citizens responsible for shortcomings of the legislative process, (b) in relation to whether the Rule requires the courts to give effect to interpretations...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Delegated Legislation 18 Mar 2015

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the use of subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation; and if he will propose arrangements to restrict such powers to cases of necessity.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Legislative Drafting 17 Mar 2015

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place for Parliamentary Counsel to refer to the Law Officers proposals for legislation which appear to Parliamentary Counsel to be compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights but objectionable on fundamental grounds of fairness or legislative propriety.

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Cabinet Office
  • Electoral Commission Committee
  • Work and Pensions
  • Legislative Drafting
  • North Sea Camp Prison
  • Pensions
  • Sexual Health
  • Departmental NDPBs

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Mar 2003 to 31 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (30 Jul 1997 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 1 Feb 2000)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (20 Jul 1982 to 16 Mar 1992)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (3 Mar 1980 to 8 Mar 1982)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd.
(a) Partridges of Sloane St Ltd.

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