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Category: Speeches

  • January 30, 2007

    Homelessness (a8 Nationals)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): There has been an impassioned national debate about the benefits and burdens of the influx of people from eastern Europe since the EU enlargement of May 2004. Understandably, much of that has focused on the lack of Government preparedness gi...
  • January 25, 2007

    Heritage

    Westminster Hall Debate Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I fear that I would have to give 103 examples from my constituency, which I suspect gets more from the Heritage Lottery Fund than any other body. I suspect that my hon. Friend will be coming to my point in his next few...
  • January 10, 2007

    Pleasure Craft (thames)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I am glad to be able to make some brief comments, because I appreciate that other hon. Members want to contribute to this important debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Upminster (Angela Watkinson) on her excellent speech, whic...
  • December 12, 2006

    Greater London Authority Bill

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): In the midst of considering an essentially parochial set of priorities for our capital, we should remind ourselves of a few more general considerations. First and foremost, London is a global city, an attribute that all of us London Members lo...
  • December 12, 2006

    Grosvenor Square (security)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Those of my constituents living in and around Grosvenor Square represent an almost entirely undefended front line in this country's war against terrorism. The reason is plain: the Home Office, the Metropolitan police and Transport for London h...
  • November 28, 2006

    Investment Exchanges & Clearing Houses

    Mark speaks in a debate about the Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Bill. The Bill seeks to confer on the FSA a specific power to prevent UK recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses from making regulatory changes which could damage London's reputation as a magnet for international ...
  • November 20, 2006

    The Queen’s Speech

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): One immutable rule of UK governance is that local government reorganisation and restructuring are always expensive?often very expensive. Few outside the House might realise that fully 2.5 per cent. of every VAT bill levied is what we might cal...
  • November 1, 2006

    Council Leaseholders (works Charges)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck), on initiating this debate. I stand here as another Westminster Member of Parliament, but not to praise or to bury Westminster city cou...
  • October 30, 2006

    Crossrail Bill

    Four Parts of the Debate: Crossrail Bill (Carry Over) in the House of Commons With the new session of Parliament due to start after the Queen's speech on 15 November this debate in the House of Commons considered two motions on the Crossrail Bill before the Bill would be suspended in this session a...
  • October 13, 2006

    Public Libraries Conference

    Southampton Thank you for giving me the opportunity to come and speak to you about the important issue of Britain's library service. I know that all of you will agree with me when I say that governments occasionally make mistakes though it is funny how this truth always seems more evident to Oppos...