Damian Collins

Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

@DamianCollins https://facebook.com/damiancollins4mp

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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 voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Damian Collins has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    Many of my older constituents will be facing the double blow of being asked to pay more for the BBC while seeing the programmes they value the most and regional news cut back. Is it not time, and should it not be part of the charter review, to ask what licence fee payers want to see? Is it right that regional news programmes should face such a disproportionate burden of cost savings at the BBC?
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Arts 16 Jul 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the extent to which workers in the creative industries on short-term contracts qualify for payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and if he will make a statement.
  • UK Telecommunications 14 Jul 2020

    I welcome the statement, but the report of the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board says that there are existing cyber security risks to the Huawei network in the UK, which the company has no credible plan to remedy. What will the Secretary State be doing to seek to address those existing cyber-security risks in the network before 2027?

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Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

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

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Topics of interest

Damian Collins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Justice
  • Sports
  • Palantir: Contracts
  • NHS: Computer Software
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
  • Lockerbie: Bombings

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 19 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Oct 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
15 August 2019, received £500 from Intelligence Squared, 45 Notting Hill Gate, 6th Floor Newcombe House, London W11 3LQ, for a speaking engagement on 18 June 2019. Hours: 4 hrs, including 2 hrs preparation. (Registered 06 September 2019)
15 August 2019, received £1,800 from Schibsted Media Group, Postboks 6567, 7439 Trondheim, Norway, for a speaking engagement on 23 May 2019. Hours: 4 hrs, including 3 hrs preparation. (Registered 06 September 2019)
29 November 2019, received £1,500 from Authors' Licencing and Collecting Society Limited, 5th Floor Shackleton House, Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HP, for a speech given for the Public Lending Right International Conference in London on 26 September 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 09 January 2020)
From 1 March 2020 until further notice, Member of the Advisory Board of the Author’s Licensing and Collecting Society, 1st Floor, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN. I receive remuneration of £1,500 a quarter in return for a time commitment of 12 hrs per year (4 meetings with a commitment of 3 hrs each). (Registered 05 March 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alcaline Ltd
Address of donor: Alcaline House Unit S-V, Lympne Industrial Estate, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my 2019 General Election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 04000403

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Sir Roger De Haan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my 2019 General Election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Hammil Properties Ltd
Address of donor: 77 Bekesbourne Lane, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT3 1UZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 for my 2019 General Election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 07594629

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Landcap Ltd
Address of donor: Unit 1, First Floor, The Westworks, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,250 for my 2019 General Election campaign

Donor status: company, registration 06947792

(Registered 09 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Hammil Properties Ltd
Address of donor: 77 Bekesbourne Lane, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT3 1UZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Sponsorship of a fundraising event, value £2,000

Date received: 19 November 2020

Date accepted: 19 November 2020

Donor status: company, registration 07594629

(Registered 10 February 2020)
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: Two tickets to the Glastonbury Festival 2019 including accommodation, total value £1,552.94

Date received: 28 June 2019

Date accepted: 28 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 03444246

(Registered 24 July 2019)
Name of donor: All England Lawn Tennis Club
Address of donor: Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to Wimbledon Centre Court for the 2019 Championships, total value £500

Date received: 14 July 2019

Date accepted: 14 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 07546718

(Registered 24 July 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: BT Group plc
Address of donor: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Two tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final, including travel, accommodation and match day hospitality, value £1,700

Destination of visit: Madrid

Dates of visit: 1-2 June 2019

Purpose of visit: To watch the UEFA Champions League Final.

(Registered 11 July 2019)
Name of donor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Address of donor: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): hotel accommodation, return flights and incidental expenses, total value approximately £7,000

Destination of visit: USA

Dates of visit: 4 - 6 February 2020

Purpose of visit: to attend a series of meetings organised by the Wilson Center as part of an international conference on combatting disinformation online.

(Registered 05 March 2020)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Davos Klosters Bergbahnen AG
Address of donor: Brämabüelstrasse CH - 7270 Davos Platz

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: discount to a value of £417 on four ski passes for British Swiss Parliamentary Ski Week

Date received: 15 - 23 February 2020

Date accepted: 15 February 2020

Donor status: company, registration CHE-105.769.522

(Registered 28 April 2020)
Name of donor: Skigruppe der Bundesversammlung
Address of donor: Nationalrat Martin Landolt, Sonnenweg 27, CH - 8752 Näfels

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: discount to a value of £417 on four ski passes for British Swiss Parliamentary Ski Week

Date received: 15 - 23 February 2020

Date accepted: 15 February 2020

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 28 April 2020)
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).
8. Miscellaneous
From 31 March 2020 until further notice, partner of Infotagion LLP, an independent fact checking service. This position is unremunerated and involves a commitment of 10 hrs per month. (Registered 28 April 2020)

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