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Results 1–20 of 86 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Richard Shepherd

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (19 Mar 2015)

Richard Shepherd: 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)

Richard Shepherd: 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)

Richard Shepherd: 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.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Legislative Drafting (17 Mar 2015)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place to ensure that the drafting of statutory guidance, codes of practice and other forms of secondary legislation is of a consistent quality across Government and fit for purpose.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Legislative Drafting (17 Mar 2015)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Acts of Parliament in the present Parliament included a power for Ministers to make supplementary and incidental provision by secondary legislation for the purpose of giving full effect to the Act or for similar purposes; and if he will make arrangements to restrict instances of those powers to cases where they can be justified by...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (17 Mar 2015)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes have been made in the structure and working arrangements of the Parliamentary Counsel Office in the present Parliament; and what steps have been taken to ensure that those changes do not adversely affect the quality of legislative drafting.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Legislative Drafting (17 Mar 2015)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which recommendations of Lord Renton's Report on the Preparation of Legislation, Cmnd. 6053, published in 1975, have yet to be implemented; and what arrangements are proposed for the implementation of those recommendations.

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting (16 Dec 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last reviewed the time taken by the West Midlands Constabulary to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting (15 Dec 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sanctions her Department has available to take against a Constabulary which takes over 90 working days to process a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting (15 Dec 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her officials last met officials from the Department for Health to consider the effect of late Disclosure and Barring clearances on the employment of hospital and care home workers.

Written Answers — Justice: Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU) (24 Feb 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his contribution on 19 November 2013 on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, what meetings he has had with officials to determine a suitable test case; what time limit he has set for his Department to identify a suitable test case; and when he intends to report to Parliament on progress made.

Written Answers — Justice: European Convention On Human Rights (24 Feb 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Christchurch of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 123W, on the European Convention on Human Rights, when he intends to bring the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights before Parliament for its approval; and what recent meetings he has had on this matter.

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals (30 Jan 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether funds for the key stage one free school meals programme will be allocated directly to schools or to local education authorities; and when he plans to announce the allocations of funds for 2014-15.

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals (29 Jan 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for funding of free school meals for year one and year two pupils after 2016.

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (29 Jan 2014)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will announce pupil premium allocations for year one and year two pupils in each of the next three years to enable schools to plan budgets including free school meals' provision.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Budget (17 Jul 2013)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which of the last 20 years the auditors of the EU have refused to approve the EU accounts; and what the reasons for such refusals were in each case.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Council (16 Jul 2013)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what subject areas are now decided by majority voting within the European Council; and to what subject areas a veto can be applied within the European Council.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (7 Mar 2013)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many citizens of EU member states other than the UK and Ireland receive pensions in the UK; (2) how many citizens of each EU member state receive pensions in the UK; (3) how many UK citizens receive their pension in EU member states other than the UK and Ireland; (4) if he will make a comparative assessment of the number of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (7 Mar 2013)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a comparative assessment of the effect of retirement age regulations in different EU member states on the amount pensioners receive.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pensions (7 Mar 2013)

Richard Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost is of (a) administering the inter-country pension calculation and (b) preparation of the P1 document for the UK.


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