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Category: Local

  • September 17, 2014

    Never Such Innocence & Marylebone Boys School Launch

    Today Mark officially opened the brand new Marylebone Boys School and helped launch the poetry and art competition of Never Such Innocence, a charity dedicated to educating young people about the First World War. For many years, Westminster parents had expressed their concern about the lack of provision for boys at secondary level in the borough so […]
  • September 9, 2014

    Superfast Broadband (Urban Areas)

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I am grateful for the opportunity formally to put on the record the frustrations of my constituents and many businesses about the roll-out of superfast broadband in my central London constituency. I know that the hon. Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier), whose constituency neighbours mine, has […]
  • August 27, 2014

    Mark turns postie for day in Westminster

    Mark experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman Gary Watson on his delivery round in Westminster this morning. Mark is one of a number of local MPs being invited to go out with postmen and women to see the lengths Royal Mail goes to to deliver the post. Doug […]
  • July 8, 2014

    United community campaign saves Lupus Street Post Office!

    Great news for residents of South Pimlico! The Post Office have overturned their decision to close the Crown Post Office on Lupus Street following a strong community campaign led by Mark alongside Westminster City Council and local activists. Over the past 18 months or so we have held regular discussions with Post Office Management and […]
  • June 23, 2014

    Deregulation Bill

    Mark wished to speak at Report Stage of the Deregulation Bill to express his concerns about plans to relax rules on short lets in London. Unfortunately he was not able to make the full speech he had drafted as time was taken up by clauses on Sunday trading and TV licences. However he was able […]
  • June 20, 2014

    Short Lets

    New measures are to be introduced in the Deregulation Bill to end rules from the 1970s preventing London residents from renting out their own homes on a short term basis to visitors. Currently Londoners who want to rent out their homes for less than three months technically still have to apply for planning permission from the […]
  • March 19, 2014

    Conduct of the Metropolitan Police

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on the conduct of the Metropolitan Police, tabled by Tessa Munt MP: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Tessa Munt on bringing up this difficult, complicated case; it is greatly to her credit that she has done so. It would be easy for all […]
  • January 8, 2014

    Healthcare in London

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on healthcare in London tabled by Westminster North MP, Karen Buck: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I congratulate Ms Buck on securing this valuable debate. Although her conclusion was perhaps a little more hyperbolic […]
  • December 18, 2013

    Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

    Mark made the following contributions to a Westminster Hall debate on homelessness tabled by Shabana Mahmood MP.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Shabana Mahmood on securing this important debate. As the nights draw in and the winter chill becomes more apparent, the thoughts of many Londoners—I am sure the hon. Lady will agree […]
  • December 4, 2013

    Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

    Gaming machines have hit headlines recently after fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) were dubbed the crack cocaine of the high street because of their addictive qualities. Britons gambled £46 billion on betting terminals last year, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the last four years, and today parliament considers an amendment to regulations […]