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Category: Speeches

  • May 4, 2017


    As parliament was formally dissolved yesterday, I am no longer a sitting Member of Parliament and am now a candidate seeking re-election at the General Election on 8 June. Everything contained on this website was written during my 16 years as an MP, and any reference to parliament or my role as an MP is […]
  • March 24, 2017

    London Attack Statement

    Mark made the following contribution in the chamber yesterday following the attack in Westminster on Wednesday: Although yesterday’s dreadful events took place within the boundaries of my constituency, I know that the Palace of Westminster is close to the hearts of not just the 650 of us but of many millions of our fellow countrymen and, […]
  • February 21, 2017

    Criminal Finances Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Criminal Finances Bill, legislation which amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; makes provision in connection with terrorist property; creates corporate offences for cases where a person associated with a body corporate or partnership facilitates the commission by another person of a tax evasion offence; and for […]
  • February 20, 2017

    High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on High Speed Rail 2: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I appreciate that there would be a desire, particularly in central London, to prevent any local transport authority, whether the local authority or Transport for London, from frustrating the building of the railway, but […]
  • February 7, 2017

    Serious Fraud Office

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Serious Fraud Office (SFO): Mark Field My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although in the comparison he draws he also possibly makes a point about the expense of defence procurement. Those of us of a certain age cannot help but be transported back in […]
  • January 24, 2017

    Charter for Budget Responsibility

      Mark made the following interventions in a debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I am certainly not in the mode of wanting to chide my right hon. Friend for anything in particular, but it is worth putting the productivity issues into context. It is also […]
  • January 23, 2017

    Local Government Finance Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) It would be remiss of me not to congratulate the Minister for Housing and Planning, who will respond to the debate, because today is his birthday. What a way to spend a birthday: having to sit around and listen to this debate. Of course, The Guardian, in […]
  • November 30, 2016

    Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) Although this is a relatively straightforward Bill, which I had hoped would have the support of all Members of the House, it is worth examining some aspects of the strategic background to our DFID commitments. I associate myself wholeheartedly with the wise and experienced words of my […]
  • November 21, 2016

    Higher Education & Research Bill

    Mark made the following contributions to a debate on the Higher Education & Research Bill: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) The hon. Lady has made a strong case for why she feels post-study work visas should be reintroduced. Does she accept that one of the main reasons for a clampdown by the […]
  • October 25, 2016

    Treasury Questions – EU Budget: UK Contribution 2017-18

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con) I appreciate that getting back some of our EU contribution was a factor in the decision to leave the European Union, but will my right hon. Friend confirm that the ​Government are, at least at this stage, open to the idea of making some contribution in the […]