Damian Collins

MP, Folkestone and Hythe

Folkestone and Hythe Conservative

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Damian Collins’s voting in Parliament

Damian Collins is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Damian Collins sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Damian Collins consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Rugby Union 9 Jun 2016

    Has the Minister had a chance to look at the success of schemes such as Rugby Get Onside, which is run by Saracens Rugby Club with young offenders at Feltham? Rugby has a great role in rehabilitating young offenders. Will he discuss that with the Justice Secretary and consider the role that rugby can play as part of his Department’s reforms of prisons?
  • White Paper on the BBC Charter 11 May 2016

    Does the Secretary of State agree that the period of charter renewal is a good time to consider what the BBC can do better in the future, even though it is a much-loved national institution, given that this is recognised by the BBC itself and there is widespread concern about the need for reform of the BBC’s governance?
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 10 May 2016

    May I commend the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Shorncliffe military cemetery just outside Folkestone? It contains the graves of 550 servicemen. Of those, 471 are from the first world war and 300 are the graves of Canadian servicemen. The Canadians’ sacrifice is commemorated by the people of Folkestone on Canada day every year.

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Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sports
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Lydd Airport
  • Firearms: Forensic Science

Currently held offices

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Oct 2012)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From December 2015, Member of the advisory board of the Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society, 1st Floor, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN. This involves attending four meetings a year (4 hrs each) and until further notice, receiving a quarterly payment of £1,500. The first of these was received on 31 January 2016. Hours: 16 hrs per year. (Registered 19 February 2016)
19 February 2016, advance payment of £6,000 from Harper Collins, The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF, for a book which is yet to be published. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 19 February 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: PRS for Music
Address of donor: 2 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: I am Vice Chairman of the APPG for the Performers' Alliance and received two tickets to the Glastonbury Festival, including hospitality and accommodation; total value £1,038.32

Date received: 27 June 2015

Date accepted: 27 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03444246

(Registered 25 August 2015)
Name of donor: ITV
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, 60-72 Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as a member of the select committee for Culture, Media and Sport I accepted two tickets including hospitality to the England versus Wales Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham; total value £3,300

Date received: 26 September 2015

Date accepted: 26 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration 04967001

(Registered 27 October 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).

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