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Category: Speeches

  • January 25, 2016

    Central and East Africa

    Mark made the following interventions in a debate about Central and East Africa: Mark Field: I thank my hon. and learned Friend. It is a tale of woe that he is telling about Burundi. It is perhaps more within the British sphere of influence than Chad, which is part of the more Francophone part of […]
  • January 12, 2016

    Housing and Planning Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Like all London MPs, particularly inner-London MPs, I welcome any efforts that boost supply and tackle what has become an emergency situation for our capital city. Research by the City of London Corporation found that even the cheapest 10% of London’s houses are affordable only for the […]
  • December 1, 2015

    Armed Drones

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate yesterday on drones, led by David Davis MP. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) for securing the debate. As ever, he made a thoughtful and insightful contribution. He is […]
  • November 30, 2015

    Sugary Drinks Tax

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate yesterday in the Main Chamber on taxing sugary drinks: Mark Field: I am eager to get in on that point, because I think it is rather facilely simplistic to suggest that any reduction in life expectancy is just down to diet. I accept that that could be […]
  • November 24, 2015

    Westminster Foundation for Democracy

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Does the Foreign Secretary agree that we should take this opportunity to encourage institutions such as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, and a range of other organisations and institutions in our western allies—the United States, France and Germany, to name but three—to ensure political stability and democracy […]
  • November 17, 2015

    Reserve Forces

    Mark made the following contributions in a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Philip Hollobone MP on Reserve Forces.  Mark Field: I would like to echo the words of the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon).It is very positive that the Government have recognised the great danger of cyber-attacks not only in the military sphere, but […]
  • November 17, 2015

    G20 and Paris Attacks

    Mark asked the following question of the Prime Minister in his statement on the G20 meeting in Antalya and the Paris attacks.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Although I suspect that many, both in this House and beyond, will find it unpalatable that we are talking to President Putin at this time, […]
  • November 17, 2015

    Cities & Local Government Devolution Bill (Lords)

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate about extending the franchise to 16 and 17 year-olds.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I agree with the Government’s view—I do not think the voting age should be lowered at all—but will the Minister give at least some consideration to the idea that there is a […]
  • November 3, 2015

    Housing and Planning Bill

    Yesterday the Housing and Planning Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Commons. I had planned to speak but due to the level of interest among MPs in contributing to the debate, I was not able to get in. I paste below the speech I had intended to make and will now plan […]
  • October 26, 2015

    Finance Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to today’s debate on the Finance Bill: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): While I support the robust way in which the Minister is protecting the public purse, he will also recognise, not least from the correspondence he must have received, that many colleagues and constituents feel that this fairness deal […]