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Category: Speeches

  • 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...
  • March 10, 2004

    The Uk Economy

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): London is a world city. Make no mistake, if its economy fails, the UK economy will fail. There is no doubt that London faces intense competition from a range of countries. I disagree with the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) because I do...
  • January 19, 2004

    The Civil Contingencies Bill

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): All hon. Members who have spoken appreciate that the Bill envisages something that no one in public life wishes to contemplate?that there should be an emergency of such dire extent that this country would effectively find itself on a war footi...
  • November 5, 2003

    Identity Cards

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster): I congratulate the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr. Thomas) on securing this important debate, and I am also grateful to the hon. Member for Walsall, North (David Winnick) for his impassioned plea. I very much agree with their instinctive views, alth...
  • October 21, 2003

    The Crossrail Project

    I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) on securing this timely debate. As a central London Member, I am clearly going to be affected by whatever route it is finally agreed Crossrail should take. Within the multitude of proposals for Crossrail, there has never been a suggesti...
  • September 16, 2003

    Transport Issues In London

    Mr. Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster): I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge (Mr Randall), who is a colleague in the Whips Office, on introducing this important debate. As my hon. Friend rightly pointed out, and as, I am sure, the Minister will confirm, one of our ...
  • June 24, 2003

    Football And The European Commission

    I welcome the Minister to her new role. I am sure that she had a slightly heavy heart when she realised that she would have to discuss football in Westminster Hall today. I thank the hon. Member for Northampton, South (Mr. Clarke) for raising an important issue that vexes many of us who have a pas...