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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Jo Grimond

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Highlands and Islands (Selective Employment Tax) (15 Jun 1966)

Mr Jo Grimond: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land? There is no question of people being squeezed out of the service industries in the Highlands and going into manufacturing industry, unless they go to Birmingham. We have the extraordinary situation in which we are encouraging manufacturing industry to absorb more people in the South. Will he look at this matter...

Economic Situation (26 Jul 1961)

Mr Jo Grimond: ...profits are not technically a cost on industry. I know that wages account for over 46 per cent. of the national product as against 10 per cent. as income from investment. But it is to live in cloud cuckoo land to think that we shall have restraint on wages with absolute freedom in profits, salaries and other income. The annual reports of many companies for the last five to ten years show...

Clause 37. — (Overriding Limit on the Amount Payable by Way of the Excess Profits Levy.) (22 May 1952)

Mr Jo Grimond: I was one of the original ingredients of the rather curious shandygaff which is now supporting this Amendment, and I may, therefore, be allowed to welcome the large and amiable cuckoo who has joined us and to say how glad we are to see him among us. We felt that the original maximum of 18 per cent. would bear very hardly on certain expanding companies and that it ought to be reduced. I do...

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