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Category: Speeches

  • 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...
  • February 27, 2007

    Greater London Authority Bill

    Mark made a number of speeches and interventions in the debate on the Greater London Authority Bill On the General Power of the Authority Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Like other Members, I shall speak briefly. I accept that most of the amendments in the group are uncont...
  • February 20, 2007

    Government Debt

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Pope. I wanted to say a few words during the previous debate, but the Minister was saved by the bell. I welcome the Economic Secretary and am glad that he will reply to my debate. That is...
  • February 8, 2007

    World Class Skills 2020

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I thank the Minister for his report?I well understand the hard work that he puts into the subject. He knows that I have served on the advisory committee of the London School of Commerce for the past two years, and higher education issues and i...