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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: I wonder whether I will win the sympathy of the House by saying that I am not going to make a speech. All I want to say is that I have given notice to my Chief Whip, as a cuckoo in the nest, that I cannot support these amendments and that if there is a Division I shall vote against them. The only other point I wish to make was made by the noble Lord, Lord Black, in passing, at the conclusion...

Children Bill [HL] (5 Jul 2004)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: objection to the amendments of my noble friend Lord Thomas of Gresford to my own amendment. They confuse the issue by seeking to convert my amendment into something akin to Amendment No. 106—a cuckoo in the nest. If Amendment No. 106 does not pass muster, I hope that the House will not be beguiled by his advocacy into treating the Thomas amendment as a workable compromise when in...

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