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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Denis Howell

Orders of the Day — Rents and Rates (6 May 1971)

Mr Denis Howell: ...been said about the owner-occupier. We have heard it suggested that more council houses should be sold. When we deal with this Government on these matters we are dealing with the economics of cloud-cuckoo-land. The Under-Secretary of State for the Environment in an answer the other day—it was an interesting answer—made it clear that the average price of a council house sold by the...

Public Expenditure and Receipts Bill (27 Feb 1968)

Mr Denis Howell: ...those that will be announced in the forthcoming Budget, and that we could make the decision in isolation from all these other factors would certainly be entitled to be accused of living in cloud cuckoo land. The argument is about what sort of decisions have to be taken to back up devaluation, and it is in the context of that that we have to consider these questions. All the early...

Orders of the Day — Middle East (6 Dec 1956)

Mr Denis Howell: ...Atlantic alliance can carry on as it was before these events started, without any consultation between us and the Americans, and with this sort of Motion on the Order Paper, he is living in cloud-cuckoo land. We must get back to first principles in this country. The people of the country expect us to get back to first principles. They expect us to put our faith in the United Nations, to...

Orders of the Day — Teachers, Birmingham (Shortage) (6 Jul 1956)

Mr Denis Howell: the country some time ago he said he wanted local education authorities to provide more houses for teachers. If that is what the Minister means, I am bound to tell him that he is living in cloud-cuckoo land. Birmingham already has a waiting list for houses of 60,000 people. With a waiting list of 60,000 homeless in the city, does he suggest that any responsible person in the...

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