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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Robert Brown

Orders of the Day — Television Licence Fee (Pensioners) (16 Dec 1981)

Mr Robert Brown: The hon. Gentleman assumes that the Government want to maintain the real value of the Christmas bonus. Surely he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. The £10 bonus was introduced in 1973 and at today's prices it is worth only £2.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Hong Kong (15 Jan 1980)

Mr Robert Brown: The Minister seemed to indicate that he believed that British forces could defend Hong Kong against a possible Chinese invasion. If he really believes this, he must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. If he does not, surely he must accept that the £6 million that it is costing to reinforce the garrison—for what purpose I do not understand—would be better spent in going towards a reduction of...

Orders of the Day — Prices (7 May 1973)

Mr Robert Brown: ...manufacturers having said that the increased cost per tin will be ·075p. Is the Minister naïve enough to believe that the manufacturers will absorb it? If he believes that, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. If he does not, he must accept that the manufacturers, in common with everyone else, will impose not a ½p increase but at least a lp increase.

Industrial Reorganisation Corporation Bill (19 Oct 1966)

Mr Robert Brown: ...who opposes the Bill on the basis that there is not a need for State intervention to assist private industry to modernise because private industry can manage very well on its own is living in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land. I will not suggest at all that everything is wrong with private enterprise. There are many extremely efficient enterprises in private hands, and for many years ahead, certainly for...

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