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Category: Local

  • October 11, 2011

    Visit to Crossrail HQ

    At £17 billion Crossrail is a costly but necessary cog in the UK’s plan for economic growth for the decades ahead. Rather than continually tinkering at the edges, Crossrail is a visionary project aimed at tackling the Capital’s interconnected transport problems. During rush hour Crossrail will provide the capacity to whisk twenty-four ten carriage trains right through the heart of London.To help me gain a greater understanding of the likely hurdles ahead, today I visited Crossrail’s HQ and had a tour of a vast concrete bunker which will soon be transformed into the Canary Wharf Crossrail station. ...
  • October 11, 2011

    Gangs

    Mark made the following interventions in a Westminster Hall debate about problems relating to gangs and gang culture: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is important to put it on the record that there have been improvements in some statistics for some areas of serious crime, whether knife crime or gun crime, in recent years, although I accept that there is a tendency now to move in the wrong direction. We all know that just to bandy around statistics is not a sensible route forward. I very much take on board the idea that there needs to be far more co-ordination within London. The right hon. Gentleman referred...
  • October 6, 2011

    Mark opens Paxton & Whitfield

    Mark visited artisan cheesemonger, Paxton & Whitfield, this morning to open their new flagship shop Jermyn Street, along with Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Susie Burbridge. The shop at 93 Jermyn Street, has been refurbished with great care both upstairs and downstairs and continues to feature traditional elements, consistent with the heritage of this longstanding brand. ...
  • September 28, 2011

    Gaby’s Deli

    Since 1965, Londoners and visitors alike have savoured the salt beef and fluffy falafel served up by Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road. Run by Gaby Elyahou, a Brent resident for four decades after arriving in London from Israel, the delicatessen has become a local institution adored for its unique spirit and tasty fare amidst an alternative spread of chain cafes and boxed sandwiches...
  • July 19, 2011

    Future of the Royal Parks

    Mr Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The royal parks are a national asset treasured by millions of Londoners, those who work here and countless tourists from all four corners of the globe. For many, they provide an oasis of peace and tranquillity amid the incessant din of urban noise. For others, they are a meeting place, a venue for team sport, an arena—sometimes, at least—for music and a setting for national expression. ...
  • June 14, 2011

    Visit to Barclays

    With a residential population of just under 70 000 but with a daily workforce close on one million, my constituency mailbag is regularly filled with letters from business folk, often from small or medium-sized companies. In the wake of the credit crunch, many of them asked the same question: given that the government has poured billions into propping up the banks, why am I finding it difficult to secure credit for my business?...
  • May 6, 2011

    We can’t let these Tube unions shut London down

    It is to the eternal credit of us Londoners that we deal with travel disruption by rolling our eyes, having a quiet grumble but carrying calmly on. However, I suspect the latest call from the RMT union's Bob Crow for six days of industrial action over two weeks makes a lot of people want to escalate their muffled irritation to open outrage.
  • July 26, 2010

    New West End Company Celebrates Its First Decade

    Mark hosted a reception in the House of Commons to celebrates the tenth anniversary of the New West End Company, an organisation which represents and promotes business in London's premier shopping district. He made the following speech: "Welcome everyone to the tenth anniversity celebration of the New West End Company representing and promoting businesses in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. A thriving West End is vitally important to both the economy and the character of London...
  • April 26, 2010

    Soho People

    Mark was asked by local website, Soho People, to answer ten questions. Here are his answers:-