Future of the Royal Parks

Mr Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): The royal parks are a national asset treasured by millions of Londoners, those who work here and countless tourists from all four corners of the globe.

HS2 – A line too far?

Seldom are there many votes, or any outpouring of public support, for MPs who promote large infrastructure projects affecting their locality.

News International: Met Police in the Dock

Mark was asked by the Guardian’s Comment is Free editor to provide his take on the Met’s role in the News International phone hacking scandal. His comments are below. 

Parliament at its very worst

I write these words two hours or so before parliament has an emergency debate on the News International phone hacking scandal.

Making the case for overseas aid

Few Tory MPs attending constituency events nowadays avoid being buttonholed – often by the most Conservative-minded person present – and harangued about the government’s stance on overseas aid.

Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus

Mr Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster) (Con): I am lucky enough to be the chairman of the all-party group on Azerbaijan, and I was also on the trip that the previous two speakers attended in recent weeks.

A new member of the Field family

Mark and his wife, Vicki, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Arabella Matilda Catherine, on Saturday morning, 18 June at St Mary’s, Paddington. Arabella weighed in at a healthy 6lbs 6oz and the family is thrilled to have a baby sister for Frederick.

Visit to Barclays

With a residential population of just under 70 000 but with a daily workforce close on one million, my constituency mailbag is regularly filled with letters from business folk, often from small or medium-sized companies.