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Category: Speeches

  • February 10, 2005

    Hospital Services (paddington)

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I am grateful for this brief opportunity to add my comments in support of the remarks made by my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North (Ms Buck). As has been said, the Paddington health campus is a l...
  • January 27, 2005

    The Railways Bill

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I fear that it falls to Conservative Members to defend the interests of first-class rail passengers. Nevertheless, my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr. Chope) made some serious points. If high-quality passenger accommodation is avai...
  • October 13, 2004

    Pensions And Welfare Reform

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): It is finally dawning on many of our fellow countrymen that pension provision is an important issue, but I fear that there is a risk that the political class will regard it as an electoral issue and an electoral problem alone. In my view, the ...
  • September 15, 2004

    City Of London School Speech

    Chairman, Ambassadors, Governors and Friends of the School, The one abiding thought I wish to leave in everyone's mind tonight is the crucial role this School must continue to play in preparing its pupils - not simply for an endless stream of public examinations - but for life outside in an uncerta...
  • June 23, 2004

    The Licensing Act

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): During the passage of the Licensing Bill in 2003 the Government were relying on a policy that might best be described as a victory for hope over experience: hope that everything will be all right on the night and the next morning, while ignori...
  • May 24, 2004

    Hyde Park

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I have called this debate because of my constituents' increasing concerns about the commercialisation of Hyde park. In recent years, Hyde park has been host not only to millions of resident Londoners, commuters and tourists relishing the tranq...
  • May 24, 2004

    London’s Transport Needs

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): London's transport needs?and, accordingly, the outcome of the Government's forthcoming spending review?crucially affect the residential population. As one or two hon. Members have pointed out, they affect also commuters, tourists and businesse...
  • May 12, 2004

    Postal Deliveries

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Mr. Turner) on securing this important and timely debate. From the Minister's point of view it will perhaps be a difficult debate to respond to, as many of the issues raised will be o...
  • April 21, 2004

    London Deserves Better

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster): I beg to move, That this House takes pride in London's heritage and status as a leading global capital city; notes that its outstanding success over many centuries has depended upon its rich mix of people, innovation and energy; further notes that...
  • March 18, 2004

    Budget Speech

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Let us face facts: this is a rather dull Budget, although I hope that the Front-Bench spokesmen will agree that this debate has not been quite as dull. I shall touch on one or two education points later, but would first like to address other i...