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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Philip Hammond

Business of the House: Armed Forces Restructuring (23 Jan 2014)

Philip Hammond: ...thinking about how to answer the hon. Gentleman’s question, but he has just given me the solution. The Scottish Government’s so-called plans for the future Scottish defence force exist in cloud cuckoo land. Their numbers simply do not add up, and our analysis shows that they would require about 30% more than they are proposing to spend to deliver the full structure that they have...

Opposition Day — [17th allotted day]: Fair Taxation of the Wealthy (16 Jul 2007)

Philip Hammond: ..., with precious little of his hopelessly speculative tax-raising agenda left to cover it. Before I sit down, it is worth noting for the record that if the Lib Dems' numbers come from cloud cuckoo land, whoever wrote the Government amendment seems to be living on a different planet altogether. Try telling the thousands of families let down by the tax credits system or a business struggling...

Nursing and Residential Homes (3 Apr 2001)

Philip Hammond: ...the substantial increase in costs that both independent and local authority homes will face in delivering the quality agenda. No one disagrees with the quality agenda, but it is living in a cloud-cuckoo world to imagine that one can impose it without dealing with the cost issue. Cost pressures have become more acute since we debated the Care Standards Act 2000. The increase in the national...


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