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Category: Speeches

  • January 12, 2009

    Business Rates Supplements Bill

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The issue of the business rate supplement is nothing terribly new. Much as we like to present it, as did my hon...
  • December 17, 2008

    Banking Bill

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): These are, as the Economic Secretary pointed out, momentous times for this country's banking and financial services...
  • December 4, 2008

    Queens Speech

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): For what I fear will be the first of many years to come, the Queen's Speech unashamedly focuses first and foremost on economic issues....
  • November 25, 2008

    Equitable Life

    r. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on securing the debate....
  • November 11, 2008

    Housing (greater London)

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Thank you very much for your guidance, Mr. Bayley. I congratulate the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) on securing this very important debate and on sharing with us his heartfelt thoughts. 20 years ago last month, I mov...
  • November 11, 2008

    Assisted Dying

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Unlike the hon. Member for Oxford, West and Abingdon (Dr. Harris), I believe that the empire of the law should have some limits. It may be perverse for a legislator to say this, but I do not think that a change in the law would be the ri...
  • October 21, 2008

    Youth Violence (london)

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Thank you, Mr. Olner, for allowing me to make a brief contribution to this debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey (Simon Hughes) on obtaining this debate; his contribution on his own inner-London boroug...
  • 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...