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Category: Speeches

  • January 23, 2017

    Local Government Finance Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) It would be remiss of me not to congratulate the Minister for Housing and Planning, who will respond to the debate, because today is his birthday. What a way to spend a birthday: having to sit around and listen to this debate. Of course, The Guardian, in […]
  • November 30, 2016

    Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) Although this is a relatively straightforward Bill, which I had hoped would have the support of all Members of the House, it is worth examining some aspects of the strategic background to our DFID commitments. I associate myself wholeheartedly with the wise and experienced words of my […]
  • November 21, 2016

    Higher Education & Research Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Higher Education & Research Bill: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) The hon. Lady has made a strong case for why she feels post-study work visas should be reintroduced. Does she accept that one of the main reasons for a clampdown by the […]
  • October 25, 2016

    Treasury Questions – EU Budget: UK Contribution 2017-18

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I appreciate that getting back some of our EU contribution was a factor in the decision to leave the European Union, but will my right hon. Friend confirm that the ​Government are, at least at this stage, open to the idea of making some contribution in the […]
  • October 25, 2016

    Criminal Finances Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I apologise that I was not able to contribute to the debate itself. I am afraid that I am a veteran of the consideration of the Bill that became the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Although I accept that there is a great deal of unity regarding […]
  • October 19, 2016

    Almshouses

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered alms houses and their role in housing policy. I acknowledge at the outset the assistance I received from Charlie Corlett, who interned in my office over the summer, in preparing my contribution to this important debate. For the […]
  • September 8, 2016

    Finance Bill Contributions

    5 September Mark Field – I suspect we all know that the autumn statement will be coming up at some point in late November or early December, if precedent is anything to go by. As someone who was also very firmly in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union, I say to the hon. Gentleman […]
  • July 19, 2016

    Higher Education & Research Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I will try to keep this even shorter, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is a great pleasure, as a London MP, to be here with ​the dynamic duo who have now taken over our education system: my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening), who is, […]
  • June 15, 2016

    Westminster Hall debate on Affordable Housing in London

    Mark made the following interventions in a Westminster Hall debate on Affordable Housing in London on 14 June 2016: Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth) (Lab) I beg to move, That this House has considered affordable housing in London. It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. First, I should draw attention to […]
  • April 27, 2016

    Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

    Mark made the following interventions in a debate about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) As the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) rightly pointed out, the size of the stake—up to £100—and the very short cycle make FOBTs a particularly aggressive form of gambling that encourages fast repeat visits. FOBTs now account for almost half […]