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Category: Speeches

  • October 27, 2017

    International Freedom of Religion or Belief

    Mark made the following contribution at yesterday’s Westminster Hall debate on International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) It is a great pleasure to work under your chairmanship as well, Mr Paisley. I am not sure whether there are planes to be caught and other things […]
  • October 25, 2017

    UK Relations with Taiwan

    Mark made the following contribution to yesterday’s Westminster Hall debate on UK relations with Taiwan: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) I truly thank my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) for introducing the debate, and I am relieved that he recognises that it is not in the interests […]
  • October 18, 2017

    The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government

    Mark made the following speech in yesterday’s backbench debate on the Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) I thank my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), for initiating this debate. I think all of us admire her heartfelt dedication and commitment […]
  • October 11, 2017

    Catalan Independence Referendum

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Catalan Independence Referendum: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) I congratulate the hon. Member for Arfon (Hywel Williams) on securing this important debate and on all his work as chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Catalonia. The Minister for Europe and […]
  • September 6, 2017

    Violence in Rakhine State

    Mark gave the following response to an Urgent Question on violence in Rakhine State: Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East) (Lab) (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. The Minister for Asia and the […]
  • July 6, 2017

    Srebrenica Genocide Commemoration

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Srebrenica Genocide Commemoration: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) I congratulate the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) on her heartfelt and powerful contribution to this timely debate. It was also interesting to hear interventions from the hon. Members for […]
  • July 5, 2017

    Persecution of Christians: Role of UK Embassies

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the persecution of Christians and the role of UK embassies: The Minister for Asia and the Pacific (Mark Field) I thank the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes) for giving me plenty of time to address the important issues that have been raised today. […]
  • March 24, 2017

    London Attack Statement

    Mark made the following contribution in the chamber yesterday following the attack in Westminster on Wednesday: Although yesterday’s dreadful events took place within the boundaries of my constituency, I know that the Palace of Westminster is close to the hearts of not just the 650 of us but of many millions of our fellow countrymen and, […]
  • February 21, 2017

    Criminal Finances Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Criminal Finances Bill, legislation which amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; makes provision in connection with terrorist property; creates corporate offences for cases where a person associated with a body corporate or partnership facilitates the commission by another person of a tax evasion offence; and for […]
  • February 20, 2017

    High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on High Speed Rail 2: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I appreciate that there would be a desire, particularly in central London, to prevent any local transport authority, whether the local authority or Transport for London, from frustrating the building of the railway, but […]