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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Young of Cookham

Deferred Divisions: Schedule 16 — Real Estate Investment Trusts: excluded business and income (5 Jul 2006)

George Young: ...charge—will be payable before a residential REIT gets into the business of providing new homes, which is the object of the exercise. In a sense, the commercial property companies have become the cuckoo in the nest. The nest was originally designed for residential REITs, but the cuckoo has come along and displaced the original occupant—the residential REIT. Unless the Minister makes a...

Public Bill Committee: Health Bill: New Clause 2 - Age of sale (15 Dec 2005)

George Young: ...12 weeks. That was helpful. Against the background of the spirit in which the Minister replied it would be churlish for me to press new clause 2 to a division. I am conscious that I am a bit of a cuckoo in the Barnsley nest and that the hon. Member for Barnsley, East and Mexborough may have his own views. However, I am sure that he will want to get hold of the journalist to whom he...

Orders of the Day — Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill: Special Restrictions on Referendum Expenses by Permitted Participants (16 Feb 2000)

George Young: legal challenge under article 10 of the European convention on human rights. In the clause 98 stand part debate, the Minister said that option one, with each side spending the same, was a cloud cuckoo land solution. If that option is not available, those who favour spending restrictions on participants are driven to option 2, which is set out in clause 111 and schedule 13. However,...

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