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I want to write to Lord McNally

All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord McNally

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill: Second Reading (24 Mar 2010)

Lord McNally: it by expediency, believe in reform. Let me make a similar point to the Conservatives. If you think that you would be able to leave Lords reform to a Cameron third term, you are living in cloud-cuckoo-land. This House is already damaged goods. The idea that you can increase its size to more than 800, based on appointment for life by patronage and appointment, gravely underestimates...

Executive Powers and Civil Service Bill [HL] (5 Mar 2004)

Lord McNally: ...advisers are not a new concept. When I was in No. 10, a historian came to see me. He said that he had traced special advisers, in one way or another, at least back to the Lloyd-George era. Those cuckoos have always been in the Whitehall nest. Of course, many special advisers—now hundreds of them—have benefited, as I certainly did, from that experience of working in government at the...

Office of Communications Bill [H.L.] (15 Oct 2001)

Lord McNally: ...would be far the cleaner way to obtain a variety of views before Parliament as the legislation rolls forward. I had hoped that the noble Lord, Lord McIntosh, might this evening perform as the first cuckoo of the spring we have been promised. However, I suspect that he will mimic the old owl in the rhyme who, the less he said, the more he heard. I hope that the noble Lord will have heard...

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