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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (8 Oct 2007)

Baroness Hanham: ...on the financial aspects has been required from another three. To try to pretend that this is going through in a peaceful and calm way in those nine authorities is not Alice in Wonderland but cloud-cuckoo-land, because where the invitation has been accepted and schemes have been put forward it would be hard to say that the tip of the iceberg is calm; what the hell is going on underneath is...

Regional Agencies and Bodies (1 Dec 2004)

Baroness Hanham: ...'s own department. As my noble friend Lord Hanningfield said, there are innumerable other bodies, spawned from other ministries including the important learning and skills councils. Regions are a cuckoo in the nest of local government, as is their strategic role which overrides elected local government at other tiers. The regions include counties, cities, towns, villages and parishes, all...

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (7 Apr 2003)

Baroness Hanham: ...for evermore. They will not be able to review them. The Minister's idea that perhaps at some stage, somewhere down the line, a boundaries review might take place seems, in reality, just Cloud-cuckoo-land. As we have pointed out, any reform of boundaries or local government will be appreciated. Regional government is not local government; it is defined as something else. But any time that...

Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill (13 Mar 2003)

Baroness Hanham: ...should not have to. At the moment the Government are relying on the population having read the White Paper. If the Government think that people have read the White Paper, they are living in Cloud-cuckoo-land. No one reads White Papers except politicians and a few other people who need to know something about them. Therefore, the Government cannot rely on that. The Government cannot rely on...

Health and Social Care Bill (20 Mar 2001)

Baroness Hanham: ...a very real aspect of it, and nothing in the Bill will change the responsibility that is placed on all non-executive directors for the corporate management of a trust. It seems to me that to have a cuckoo in the nest, someone who has a very real lobbying locus, may be difficult not only for that person but also for the trust itself. Perhaps I may raise two other concerns that I had at...

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