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Category: Speeches

  • September 9, 2015

    Affordable Housing in London

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp). I did not wish to be unkind to him earlier; the point I was trying to make was that housing in London is a toxic, complicated issue. In many ways, it is one issue on […]
  • July 9, 2015

    Immigration

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Mr Turner) on securing this debate. As the Minister will be well aware, and as the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) has pointed out, I have long campaigned for a more nuanced message […]
  • July 9, 2015

    Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): As the City’s MP, it would be remiss of me not to touch on the issue of the bank levy. When it was introduced in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, it was specifically designed to reflect the cost to the public purse of the implicit […]
  • June 25, 2015

    Reports into Investigatory Powers

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): It would be remiss of me not first to apologise to you, Mr Speaker, and to the Home Secretary for my absence for the earliest part of this debate; I had a long-standing constituency engagement—an occupational hazard of representing a central London seat. Actually, I am having […]
  • June 24, 2015

    Superfast Broadband

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Boston and Skegness (Matt Warman) on securing the debate. I suspect he will not speak to such a full Chamber for much of his first term in Parliament. The attendance today reflects the importance attached to this issue by […]
  • June 24, 2015

    Science and Research

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) on securing the debate; we have worked together on a number of university and immigration issues. He made slightly disparaging comments about some Government Members’ views on immigration, but I suspect that he was not including me […]
  • June 17, 2015

    Bangladesh

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): For the past six years, I have had the great privilege of serving as vice-chairman of the all-party group on Bangladesh under the chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main). There are a lot of ethnic and national groups in my central […]
  • June 9, 2015

    Air Pollution (London)

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by fellow London MP, Diane Abbott.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I congratulate the hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) on her mayoral manifesto—sorry, on introducing a subject that is close to all our hearts. For the […]
  • March 24, 2015

    Property Taxes in London

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The so-called mansion tax is a big issue and will continue to be so in London for the next 44 days, in the run-up to the general election. It is not enough for those of us who are against what is proposed simply to oppose it. We—mainly […]
  • March 11, 2015

    Russia and the Council of Europe

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): Thank you, Mrs Brooke, for calling me to speak. It is a great pleasure to play a part in this thoughtful debate. It has been particularly interesting to be part of a debate in which a diversity of views has been expressed. Often, our relationship with Russia […]