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All 5 results for cuckoo speaker:Frank Field

Written Answers — Home Office: Crime: Drugs (12 Oct 2017)

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of the practice known as cuckooing have been reported to the police in England in each of the last five years for which data is available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 51 — Period of entitlement to contributory allowance (1 Feb 2012)

Frank Field: ...us in this House, it is important to know that this year we will probably crash through the £200 billion mark. Anybody who thinks that that does not affect people’s behaviour is living in cloud cuckoo land. However, what message is this Bill sending out, when those who have provided and paid their contributions will get no benefits if there is any other income in their house, whereas...

Fiscal Responsibility Bill (5 Jan 2010)

Frank Field: ...pick up in such a positive way, but that alone is not enough. I return to the central issue of whether we are going to see ourselves through to the general election. We have been living in a cloud cuckoo land partly because all the political parties have been saying that they are going to spend more, so that nobody would think that things will be all that tough. The economic crisis was...

Orders of the Day — Pensions Bill — [2nd Allotted Day]: New Clause 34 — Financial assistance scheme for members of certain pension schemes (19 May 2004)

Frank Field: .... If we think that those who have done well by their schemes to ensure that they are not in deficit will now come up with even more funds to keep someone else's scheme going, we are living in cloud cuckoo land. So by all means make that point if we want to make a party point, but please do not be misled by one's own rhetoric into thinking the industry will come up with the money to save us...

Orders of the Day — Tax Credits Bill (10 Dec 2001)

Frank Field: ...benefits. Today's debate could give the impression that all our tax credit proposals erect a wonderful buttress against existing forms of welfare provision. Alternatively, they may prove to be cuckoos in the nest. I want us to think five years ahead. We shall be told how well the tax credits are working and the argument will change subtly. Is there a need for two welfare states operating...


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