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Category: Speeches

  • February 8, 2016

    Syria Crisis: UK Response

    Mark asked the following question of Development Secretary, Justine Greening, as she addressed MPs in the Chamber on our humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I wholeheartedly support what the Government are doing. A critical part of our strategy is to ensure that the two small nations nearby, […]
  • February 2, 2016

    Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]

    Mark Field: I will be neither as discursive nor as time-consuming as my right hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Mr Tyrie), but he made some important points. Even before 2008, banking was one of the most highly regulated industries. Although I agree that ideally we need to move towards a much more competitive world […]
  • January 26, 2016

    Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]

    Mark Field: It is a pleasure to speak after the hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting). I do not agree with everything he had to say, but one thing I do have in common with him is a great love of London as a whole. I love walking through London, and it was only […]
  • January 25, 2016

    HMRC and Google

    Mark made the following intervention in the debates on Google’s tax affairs: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): No one should underestimate the complex nature of trying to tax globally active corporations such as this. It is speculation to talk in terms of the numbers that have been bandied around. However, in view […]
  • 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 […]