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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Heidi Alexander

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Metropolitan Police (7 Jan 2013)

Heidi Alexander: ..., the number of police officers in London has fallen by 1,700, and it has been reported that nearly half the capital’s police stations could face closure. The Home Secretary is living in cloud cuckoo land if she thinks that this is improving the service for Londoners. Does she accept that having fewer police and fewer police stations is undermining public confidence in the Met and, more...

[Mr Roger Gale in the Chair] — English for Speakers of Other Languages (3 May 2011)

Heidi Alexander: ...but it amounts to a minimum of £1,300 in tuition fees for a full-time course. Although as a point of principle I tend to agree that those who can pay should pay, the Government are living in cloud cuckoo land if they think that those currently on such courses, or those who most need them, will be able to pay—they will not. If someone’s husband has a job on the minimum wage and works...

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