Lord Sheppard of Didgemere

Former Conservative Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Low-tax Economy 12 Jan 2005

    My Lords, if the noble Lord intends to enlighten the electorate, will he confirm that the shaking of the head from his Benches earlier means 55 plus 1 per cent for national insurance?
  • Low-tax Economy 12 Jan 2005

    My Lords, if the answer regarding the figure of 56 per cent is yes, did I misunderstand?
  • Ageing Population 12 Nov 2004

    My Lords, we have had three excellent maiden speeches today. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Carter of Coles, on his. He has wide experience in some fascinating sectors of business, including healthcare and the environment before that, and in public service and sport. I do not know where the Cabinet Office fits into that. I therefore expected his speech to give...

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Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1994

Left the House of Lords on 25 March 2015 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (20 Nov 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, Finance and Staff Sub Committee (5 Jun 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)

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