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Category: Speeches

  • October 9, 2008

    Westminster’s Population Estimates

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The City of Westminster is one of the most complex and diverse districts in the United Kingdom. As the cultural and political hub of our capital city, it attracts a vast number of people each and every day, on top of the residential population...
  • June 24, 2008

    The Cost of Living

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Having so recently heard the sermon from the heart of Devon, I almost feel a little guilty, as an urban Member, for saying a few words...
  • June 24, 2008

    The Cost Of Policing The Night Time Economy

     Violent crime, antisocial behaviour and alcohol-fuelled disorder, most recently highlighted by the Home Office?s hard-hitting adverts on youth drinking, have rarely been out of the headlines in recent months. A great deal of the burden is borne by our town centres throughout the nation where p...
  • May 13, 2008

    Supermarkets

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The Competition Commission has just completed its third full-scale inquiry into supermarkets in the last eight years. The Office of Fair Trading continues periodically to delve into some more specific complaints regarding supermarkets. Howeve...
  • March 27, 2008

    Policing in London

    Question written on 27/03/2008 Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I must confess that I am relieved, if not surprised, that neither of my two local authorities is on the potential capping list. That is partly because City of London police will yet again need to dig into reserves, as a result […]
  • March 27, 2008

    Standards & Privileges

    Mark contributed to a debate which followed the publication of the Standard and Privileges Committee's report on the allowances and expenses of MPs. Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I, too, support the report; in particular, I compliment the Committee on producing it so r...
  • March 20, 2008

    Creative Industries

    Mark contributed to a debate tabled on the creative industries in Westminster Hall. The debate was inspired by the government?s recently published strategy on the creative industries: ?Creative Britain?New Talents for the New Economy.? The creative industries are a key part of the UK economy, contri...
  • March 19, 2008

    Neighbourhood Policing

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Kidney) on obtaining this debate, and on how he presented his case. It was gleefully unpartisan, and he made some important points. He will recognise that, historically, this country has always...
  • March 12, 2008

    The Budget

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Essentially, this was a paralysis Budget. There was virtually nothing in the Chancellor’s speech that had not already been announced several times over...
  • March 10, 2008

    Northern Rock & Banking Reform

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): This has been a very interesting debate. My hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. Fallon) was absolutely right to identify the need to avoid at all costs the kneejerk reaction of...