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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Frederick Skinnard

Overseas Resources Development Bill (6 Nov 1947)

Mr Frederick Skinnard: ...Ministry of Food has seemed likely to be worsted, the Treasury has come to its assistance. This modifies the humorous picture of the right hon. Member for West Bristol in a sort of episode of the cuckoo and the flustered hen. Evidently the hen was not so flustered and did win eventually.

Overseas Resources Development Bill (6 Nov 1947)

Mr Frederick Skinnard: The cuckoo had to call up reinforcements. The Secretary of State said in the West Indies that the Colonial Office always drives the hardest possible bargain with the Ministry of Food, which naturally tries to obtain its supplies at the lowest prices. liven when agreement has been reached between the Colonial Office and the Ministry of Food in certain cases the British Treasury has a way of...

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