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  • March 9, 2006

    Reflecting On Climate Change

    For more than two decades we have been bombarded with plentiful information about the need for action to build a more sustainable environment and to tackle climate change. I rarely drive, have no dishwasher at home and until I became a member of parliament five years ago was a very infrequent aircr…
  • February 8, 2006

    Urban Design

    The appeal of London and many of our other cities is their rich history, illustrated most profoundly by the presence of the large number of historic buildings. I believe that most people of our nation instinctively understand the importance attached to preserving the best of our built heritage for t…
  • January 31, 2006

    A Return Trip To India

    I am always inspired by travelling overseas. One of the great privileges of being a Member of Parliament is the access that it provides for meeting leading politicians and business people all around the world. At a time on 1 January when many of my constituents were still nursing hangovers I was ma…
  • January 25, 2006

    National Lottery Funding In London

    The National Lottery is coming under greater scrutiny at this time because there are greater demands for transparency on where the money goes. With the Olympics due in London in 2012 there have also been calls for extra money to be taken from the Lottery Fund to pay for athletes and help fund the Ol…
  • January 11, 2006

    Local Mp Proves Good In An Emergency

    Mark Field MP for Cities of London and Westminster took time out from the green benches today to support a British Heart Foundation (BHF) drive to train people in emergency life-saving skills. Mark learned first hand how to save a life, taking part in a full Heartstart UK training session from the …
  • December 12, 2005

    End Of Year Message

    My very best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year. The news from around the world this year has at times been sobering, with major humanitarian and environmental disasters taking place in some of the most populous regions in the world. It is scarcely believable that the tsunami in South-East…
  • November 1, 2005

    Why Globalisation And Free Trade

    Technological advance, large scale migration and progressively liberalised markets mean that we now live in a world ever more closely connected.   The rapid convergence of technology and other events have allowed many developing nations, and in particular China and India, to become part of th…
  • October 31, 2005

    Cherishing The Laws

    Following a year when all of us in Westminster have felt the anxiety of terrorism in our midst as part of central London life it has been less than uplifting to witness some major changes in our laws which will have a long-term, detrimental effect on our cherished liberties. The rule of law in thi…
  • October 10, 2005

    Eu Enlargement Beckons For Romania

    Most Britons, even the fairly well travelled, tend to lump together all nations formerly behind the Iron Curtain under the category “Eastern Europe”. Under this analysis there is little to distinguish Poland, Hungary or Serbia from Croatia, the Czech Republic or Romania. Yet their ancient countries…
  • September 5, 2005

    India’s Economy

    In my relatively short time here in Parliament I have been vociferous in my belief that China and India will become economic superpowers. In the lead-up to an anticpated visit to the Indian subcontinent I had commissioned some research on India’s current economic status and future expectations and…