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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Patrick McLoughlin

Opposition Day: Dairy Industry (7 Jul 1999)

Patrick McLoughlin: surprising, given the way that the Government treat the House of Commons. If the Minister believes that such a levy will help the long-term future of the dairy industry, he is living in cloud cuckoo land, along with the rest of the Government. The countryside is facing a devastating crisis. We have heard much about the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report. Yesterday the Secretary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Voluntary Work (25 May 1993)

Patrick McLoughlin: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. I may have heard the first cuckoo the first month that unemployment fell and we have seen that happen on two subsequent months. That is widely welcomed by all Conservative Members and, as usual, widely condemned by the Opposition.

Orders of the Day — Shipping (Dangerous Goods) (25 Jan 1990)

Patrick McLoughlin: not. Let me deal with what the hon. Member for Southport said. To believe that we could ban or stop all ships carrying dangerous or chemical cargo coming into British ports is to live in cloud cuckoo land. If that were the policy of Liberal Members, I wonder what they would do in the North sea. Oil is a dangerous cargo. If it is spilt, it has immense environmental consequences on a...

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