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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Leslie Huckfield

Orders of the Day — British Telecommunications Bill (2 Dec 1980)

Mr Leslie Huckfield: ..., does he really think that we shall have reciprocal trading facilities with the Japanese, the Germans and the Americans to implement the provisions of the Bill? He is living in some kind of cloud-cuckoo-land if he thinks that the Japanese will give the Post Office the same kind of access — through system X — to their telephone system as he will be giving to their telephone equipment...

Orders of the Day — British Aerospace Bill (20 Nov 1979)

Mr Leslie Huckfield: ...the reason for it, they certainly do not know much more about the aerospace industry. Judging by the speeches from both Government Front and Back Benches, they might just as well be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. When the Secretary of State was launching this Bill at a press conference he said: The Goverment will not expect to intervene in the administration of the company as a commercial...

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