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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr John Biffen

Members' and Ministers' Pay and Allowances: Schedule (19 Jul 1983)

Mr John Biffen: ...up at some later stage. Of course that is a difficulty. Anyone who supposes that the conclusions being arrived at this evening are simple, easy and relatively comfortable is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. These are most delicate and difficult decisions to make. Of course one is conscious that there are disagreeable aspects in the proposals that we have put to the House. None the less, the...

Public Expenditure (5 Dec 1979)

Mr John Biffen: ...a pertinent point when he said: I hope that no one thinks that we can make all the savings necessary out of waste and out of administration without affecting the services. It is living in cloud-cuckoo-land to take that view."—[Official Report, 28 November 1979;Vol. 974, c. 1349.] That is a healthy corrective. Although I am certain that valuable savings will be achieved by the Civil...


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