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Category: Speeches

  • January 30, 2008

    Private Equity/venture Capital Industry

    Mark tabled a debate in Westminster Hall on the regulation and future of the private equity industry. He received a response from Angela Eagle MP, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Change is afoot in the world of private equity. Only a...
  • January 23, 2008

    Overseas Footballers

    Mark contributed to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Iain Duncan Smith MP about the influence of overseas footballers have on the future of the national game. Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green...
  • December 18, 2007

    The Future Of The City Of London Police

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): One of the many historical quirks of my constituency is its policing structure. Whereas Britain as a whole is covered by only 43 local police constabularies, my constituency is served by two. The Westminster part is policed by the Metrop...
  • December 4, 2007

    Public Service Television (children)

     Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): As someone who represents Soho as part of his constituency, I have obviously seen the benefits of having such a tax credit in the British film industry over the past 10 years, but I am sure that the hon. Gentleman recognises that it does...
  • November 28, 2007

    Heathrow

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Since the beginning of the millennium, the Government have been dithering over the pressing need to expand airport capacity throughout Great Britain. We have seen White Papers, judicial reviews, announcements, retractions and consultations. W...
  • November 21, 2007

    The Barnett Formula

    Mark contributed to a debate on the Barnett Formula called by Labour MP, Graham Stringer, in Westminster Hall. The Barnett Formula is the system the government uses to allocate public spending to devolved authorites in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and ...
  • November 8, 2007

    The Challenges Of Immigration And The Skills Deficit

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Naturally, the essence of any Queen?s Speech is to identify challenges and attempt, through legislation, to address the issues of the day. Casual conversation and my constituency postbag alike convince me that demographic change is one of the ...
  • 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...