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Category: Speeches

  • October 24, 2007

    Football Matches (standing Spectators)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): May I also congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath (Mr. Godsiff) on securing the debate? I suspect that his support for Charlton Athletic is tactical and means that he does not upset half his constituents, who a...
  • October 23, 2007

    Crossrail Bill (carry-over)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): For a project that is unlikely to cost less than £16 billion, ongoing questions about the need for Crossrail are legitimate. At a time when the Government have slashed plans for large-scale tram and train-link programmes outside London and the...
  • October 16, 2007

    Legal Services Bill [lords]

     The Legal Services Bill intends to make provision for the establishment of the Legal Services Board and in respect of its functions; to make provision for, and in connection with, the regulation of persons who carry on certain legal activities; to make provision for the establishment of the Of...
  • October 12, 2007

    Greater London Authority Bill

    The GLA Bill is designed to give additional powers to the GLA (the Mayor of London and London Assembly) to support the delivery of better planned and co-ordinated strategic public services in London. It hopes to enhance the Mayor's leadership of London and includes measures that will give the Mayor ...
  • July 25, 2007

    Russia

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin (Mark Pritchard) on securing this important debate, not least because he has had the courage to say something a little unorthodox. It would be all too easy simply to go along with t...
  • April 24, 2007

    Pedicabs

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The streets of the west end of London?in particular, Soho and Covent Garden?have become a dangerous free-for-all. I worry that it is a matter of when, rather than if, a serious accident?perhaps even a fatality?occurs involving one of the unlic...
  • April 17, 2007

    Integration And Cohesion

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr. Goodman) on obtaining this important debate. He has a great interest in such matters. As he rightly said, his is the Conservative-held seat with the largest number of Muslims, and...
  • March 21, 2007

    The Budget

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): It is always a great pleasure to speak in a Budget debate, representing as I do the City of London, as well as the city of Westminster. In many ways, this Budget has not involved that much economics. Bearing in mind the contribution of the hon...
  • March 20, 2007

    London’s Economy

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate the hon. Member for Hendon (Mr. Dismore) on initiating this important debate. As the Member for the Cities of London and Westminster, it is a pleasure to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of London's contribution...
  • March 14, 2007

    On-course Betting

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I too shall speak briefly, because I know that the hon. Member for Hove (Ms Barlow) wishes to say a few words.I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr. Duncan Smith) on having procured the debate. I k...