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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Allan Roberts

Orders of the Day — Combustion Plants (Air Pollution) (4 Jul 1988)

Mr Allan Roberts: ...do it all. If the hon. Gentleman believes that 10 years ago there was the same knowledge and information as there is now about the nature of sulphur emissions and acid rain, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Ten years ago neither the hon. Gentleman nor I had even heard of acid rain. Certainly the environmentalists did not have all the information. They expected the SO2 to be dispersed...

Orders of the Day — Housing and Planning Bill (4 Feb 1986)

Mr Allan Roberts: ...cent. discount, with a relaxation of service charges for five years, will encourage people to buy deck access, high-rise, inadequate and difficult-to-let flats? If they do, they are living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Families in those flats do not wish to buy them and 90 per cent. of them do not wish to rent them either. The families want to be transferred into decent houses — the houses...

Orders of the Day — Council House Rents (16 Dec 1981)

Mr Allan Roberts: ...city problems and claims that the growing waiting lists and the demands of the homeless knocking on the doors of local authorities have anything to do with low-rent policies is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. The hon. Gentleman must not try to justify swingeing rent increases and dramatic reductions in subsidy by such tautology. Let us examine the figures. The Government are cutting...


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