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All 7 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Morris of Aberavon

Criminal Procedure (Philips Report) (20 Nov 1981)

Sir John Morris: ...that we cannot have taped interviews with accused people because of the absence of soundproofed rooms, and matters of that kind, suggests that the members of the commission were living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Those of us who represent constituencies far from here broadcast matters on the telephone from our own rooms in the House and from our own homes. I hope that those on the receiving end...

New Clause No. 6: Power to Move Rejection of Certain Assembly Bills (2 Mar 1978)

Sir John Morris: ...what we are dealing with is the transfer of existing functions, not the creation of a new tier of government. Hon. Members who say that we are creating a new tier of government are living in Cloud-cuckoo land, because the tier already exists. It is there because some of the functions are those that I exercise and some of the functions are those exercised by the nominated bodies in Wales....

Petition: Welsh Affairs (5 Nov 1976)

Sir John Morris: ...Edwards) knows that an announcement on Monday cannot create a single job within a matter of days. That was not the impression that I gave the House and if the hon. Gentleman did not live in cloud-cuckoo land he would know that to be the case. The hon. Gentleman must behave himself.

Rate Support Grant (12 Dec 1974)

Sir John Morris: I cannot convince the hon. Member, who believes that there is a diminution of the share. He is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. He has been present during only a small part of the debate and he obviously needs a great deal of education to inform him that we are talking about rates of increase. He has failed to respond to my challenge whether he would like parity. Perhaps he would like to consult...

Orders of the Day — Transport Finances Bill: Clause 1. — (FINANCES OF RAILWAYS BOARD, WATERWAYS BOARD AND LONDON BOARD, 1962 c. 46.) (20 May 1966)

Sir John Morris: ...he might have landed us in the course of his contribution that, night. This was an indication of the difficulties that arise from time to time. The hon. Member for Worcester is still in cloud-cuckoo-land if he believes that White Papers and policies can be decided after merely a few moments of thought. The essential reason for the Bill, as my right hon. Friend the Minister has indicated,...

Orders of the Day — Gas (Borrowing Powers) Bill (9 Jul 1965)

Sir John Morris: With respect, the hon. Gentleman must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. This money is constantly being repaid. He only has to read the reports of previous Ministers of Power to this House year by year to discover that these loans are repaid over periods of 25 years in 50 instalments.

Orders of the Day — Army Estimates: Vote 1. Pay, etc., of the Army (15 Mar 1962)

Sir John Morris: ...the speech of the Under-Secretary of State for War, I have come to one conclusion, and one only, that on the questions I asked him about pay, both he and his right hon. Friend are living in cloud-cuckoo-land. The hon. Gentleman said that he had acquainted himself with the feelings of the Army. Indeed, my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Northampton (Mr. Paget) was chided for being...


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