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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Sir Frederick Burden

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Trade Unions (19 Jun 1974)

Sir Frederick Burden: ...Sir Myer. Since when has it been wrong for an hon. Member to smile at another hon. Member's interpretation of what a previous speaker said? This is not debate. This is turning the place into cloud-cuckoo-land.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 42. — (Selective Employment Tax.) (27 Jun 1966)

Sir Frederick Burden: ...in any way be justified. The other day, in my presence, the Chancellor said that there was no great opposition to the tax throughout the country. If he believes that, ha is truly living in cloud-cuckoo-land. I am quite sure that he has had far more representations than any other individual hon. Member has. I have had them from the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, Uncle Tom...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (25 May 1966)

Sir Frederick Burden: ...work mainly on a 3 per cent. net profit. That is their average net profit. If he really believes that it is possible for them to go on absorbing more taxation, then he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. It just is not possible. It will have to be passed on to the consumer. The same is true of stores and retail shops. They are all starved of staff. The staff excesses are not in the...


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