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Category: Speeches

  • April 30, 2014

    Type 1 Diabetes (Young People)

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) From our joint experience on the Intelligence and Security Committee, I am well aware that Mr Howarth has a robustness at times, and perhaps he would have liked to be judge and jury in today’s debate. I congratulate him, above all, on bringing the subject to the House. I am […]
  • April 29, 2014

    Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles

    Pasted at the end of this article are Mark’s contributions to a debate on taxi licensing. He was not able to make the full speech he had prepared owing to time constraints but would have advised the following: In July 2011 the Law Commission began a review of the law relating to the regulation of […]
  • April 1, 2014

    Finance Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is usually a pleasure to joust with Chris Leslie, but his comments were unremittingly negative. It is amazing that he contrived a speech lasting no fewer than 46 minutes about a Finance Bill that supposedly had so little in it. For almost the past four years, the British electorate have, […]
  • March 19, 2014

    Conduct of the Metropolitan Police

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on the conduct of the Metropolitan Police, tabled by Tessa Munt MP: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Tessa Munt on bringing up this difficult, complicated case; it is greatly to her credit that she has done so. It would be easy for all […]
  • February 25, 2014

    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate John Healey on securing this debate. As the right hon. Gentleman rightly pointed out, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, politicians the world over were at great pains to avoid the policy mistakes that followed the banking collapse of the 1930s. Conventional Keynesian pump-priming was continually […]
  • February 5, 2014

    Clause 1 — Power to grant injunctions Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Programme) (No. 3)

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) While I agree with the Minister that we should agree with what the Lords have had to say on this matter, I do not necessarily think that it is the result of the workings […]
  • January 20, 2014

    Intellectual Property

    Mark made the following contribution to a debate in the Chamber on intellectual property: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for London South East or wherever it is.[Interruption.] Sorry, I mean Jim Dowd. We Londoners rightly feel that the centre of the universe is here, but […]
  • January 8, 2014

    Healthcare in London

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate on healthcare in London tabled by Westminster North MP, Karen Buck: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I congratulate Ms Buck on securing this valuable debate. Although her conclusion was perhaps a little more hyperbolic […]
  • December 18, 2013

    Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

    Mark made the following contributions to a Westminster Hall debate on homelessness tabled by Shabana Mahmood MP.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Shabana Mahmood on securing this important debate. As the nights draw in and the winter chill becomes more apparent, the thoughts of many Londoners—I am sure the hon. Lady will agree […]
  • December 4, 2013

    Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

    Mark made the following interventions in a debate on Christians in the Middle East tabled by the DUP. You can read the text of the whole debate here. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) It is greatly to the credit of the Democratic Unionist party that it has secured this debate. Let us be honest: if this […]