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Category: News & Articles

  • April 21, 2009

    Cecil Court Shops Under Threat

    As we City residents know, one of the greatest pleasures about shopping in London is not fighting the gauntlet of Oxford Street and elbowing one's way into stores that can be found in the average British high street....
  • April 21, 2009

    Mark Speaks Up For Hyde Park Friends

    Mark featured in the following article in the Evening Standard regarding the closure of the lodge at Hyde Park Corner to local voluntary group, The Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens...
  • April 15, 2009

    The Death Of Ian Tomlinson

    Our Capital city is in a heightened state of alert as people plot to bring chaos to the streets. An unfortunate bystander dies and the Metropolitan Police are implicated...
  • April 6, 2009

    My Week: Mark Field’s Diary

    One of the unsung advantages of parliamentary life is the opportunity for some flexibility in the daily routine. I normally spend half an hour each morning with Frederick, my fifteen month old son. Like many forty something first time fathers,...
  • March 30, 2009

    Calling Time On MPs Expenses Scam

    Another week, another set of MPs' expenses scandals. But make no mistake - the revelations surrounding Tony McNulty and Jacqui Smith are only the tip of a much bigger iceberg...
  • March 25, 2009

    Government’s Inflation-Busting

    Mark prepared the following notes for the Opposition Day debate on the government's plans to increase business rates from April. Unfortunately he was called to the Procedure Committee so was unable to participate in the debate....
  • March 17, 2009

    Levelling With The Public About

    “Anyone in management not planning to spend considerably less in the next year is living in cloud cuckoo land.’ This was the bleak, yet candid, commercial assessment of a high profile businessman in my constituency. Most people in the political world accept that the same strictures must apply to government. At some point, some unpalatable […]
  • March 5, 2009

    Mark Visits St Mungo’s

    Mark visited one the St Mungo's Adamson Road project this morning to see first hand the work that is being done to support homeless people who are trying to put their lives back on track...
  • March 5, 2009

    The Truth About Government Expenditure

    Public sector purchasing policy may quicken the pulse of few people. However, it may soon enjoy wider interest. Since my days in business, I have always believed that prudent public sector...
  • February 27, 2009

    The Unacceptable Face Of Capitalism?

    On the day the Royal Bank of Scotland announced the largest annual loss in UK corporate history, paving the way for another huge cash injection by the government (bringing the taxpayers' investment in RBS to £45.5 billion since October)...