Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Miss Peggy Herbison

Scotland (Rate Rebates) (17 Feb 1970)

Miss Peggy Herbison: ...within the general order I shall be able to answer the hon. Gentleman the Member for Perth and East Perthshire (Mr. Ian MacArthur) who has been sitting there listening, and must really be in cloud-cuckoo-land, because all of my last remarks were directed towards the non-pensioners, the over-80s who under his own Government got no help at all, only cold comfort.

Orders of the Day — House Purchase and Housing Bill (15 Dec 1958)

Miss Peggy Herbison: ...that time she showed very clearly the grave difficulties experienced by local authorities who wish to help in this matter. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Mr. Gurden) is living in Cloud Cuckoo Land, according to the speech he made. How right was my hon. Friend the Member for Rochdale (Mr. McCann) in his intervention in relation to the houses of the cotton-workers—those...

National Insurance Benefits (25 Feb 1957)

Miss Peggy Herbison: ...a good beginning and I wish that the Parliamentary Secretary had followed him in the same reasonable and thoughtful way. Listening to the hon. Lady, it seemed to me that she was living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Perhaps it would be more correct to say that she is living in the days of charity of the nineteenth century. I am sure that all of us who have aged parents are proud if we are in a...

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range


You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989


Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.


Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.


If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.