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Category: Speeches

  • 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 […]
  • November 5, 2013

    Christians in the Middle East

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) In January 1945, my mother, who was too young even to attend school, joined millions of other ethnic Germans who were fleeing westwards from Breslau as the red army advanced. My forefathers had lived in that region for at least nine generations, as far as I am aware. […]
  • October 23, 2013

    Immigration

    Yesterday Mark contributed to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Priti Patel MP on immigration. Pasted below are his speech and interventions as well as Immigration Minister, Mark Harper’s response to Mark’s speech. Mark focused on the problems in our constituency of Roma encampments, business perceptions in the City of London over the visa system, […]
  • October 14, 2013

    Anti-social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I thank my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Stephen Phillips) for welcoming me in that way. I wish to put on the record a few of my concerns about the Bill’s impact on the ability of inner-city local authorities to deal with particular […]
  • September 3, 2013

    Tobacco Products (Plain Packaging)

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) As my hon. Friend Bob Blackman has made clear, the Government, at the behest of the very well funded, vocal and influential health lobby, are examining whether to introduce plain packaging for the nation’s tobacco industry. I, for one, believe that that is an entirely unjustified step and that it […]
  • April 15, 2013

    Finance Bill, Second Reading

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): If there is one small area where I would agree somewhat with the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Chris Leslie), it is that the Chancellor’s room for manoeuvre was incredibly limited as he delivered the Budget four weeks ago. There is no doubt that many of those constraints come […]
  • March 11, 2013

    Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill

    Mark made the following contribution to a debate on the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I shall endeavour not to stray quite so far from the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill as Frank Dobson has just done. No one could accuse the Treasury or the coalition of […]
  • February 27, 2013

    Londonderry and the City of London

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): It is a great pleasure to open this debate on the 400th anniversary of the start of the relationship between the City of London and County Londonderry. This debate provides an opportunity not only to mark the past but to discuss the future, as Londonderry faces the need for […]
  • February 26, 2013

    City of London (Various Powers) Bill

    Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. The Bill would make some relatively minor changes to street trading controls in the City of London and to the law on the walkways within the square mile. The only place where street trading can take […]
  • February 6, 2013

    Metropolitan Police Service

    Mark made the following contribution to a debate in Westminster Hall on the Metropolitan Police Service: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Mr Thomas on securing this important debate. Ten short days ago, my constituency was home to an appalling tragedy. A 16-year-old boy, Hani El Kheir, was brutally murdered in the street. Walking along Lupus […]