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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Allan Rogers

Orders of the Day — Intelligence Services Bill [Lords]: The Secret Intelligence Service (27 Apr 1994)

Mr Allan Rogers: ...before it goes to the oversight committee. If the Minister thinks that that is an effective check and balance against the functions set out in clause 1, I am afraid that he is living in cloud cuckoo land. It is no good the Minister saying, as he did whenever he was challenged on specific examples—by, for example, my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin)—that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Health Authorities (17 Jan 1994)

Mr Allan Rogers: The Minister must be cuckoo if he thinks that merely asking people to put their names forward for authorities introduces an element of democracy into the system in Wales. What matters is not the people who put their names forward but the selection of the people who are appointed, and that selection will remain in the hands of Ministers. There is no democratic accountability or relationship...

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces Bill (21 Nov 1990)

Mr Allan Rogers: ...difficulty, but wished to remain anonymous for fear of recrimination or retribution from their superior officers. If the Minister does not recognise that as a fact of life, he is living in cloud cuckoo land

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