Mr Sidney Shephard

Former MP for Newark

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Clothing Industry Development Council 1 Nov 1949

    Is the right hon. Gentleman now going to give us the names of those three employers' organisations which were in agreement with the proposals for a development council?
  • Clothing Industry Development Council 1 Nov 1949

    May I point out to the right hon. Gentleman that two of the organisations he has mentioned are not organisations of manufacturers, but only sub-contractors? It is not a very fair argument to maintain that they are representative of the industry.
  • Clothing Industry Development Council 1 Nov 1949

    Is this Development Council to supersede the right hon. Gentleman's own Department?

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