Damian Collins

MP, Folkestone and Hythe

Folkestone and Hythe Conservative

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

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Damian Collins has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Fox-Sky Merger 20 Jul 2017

    Although I appreciate the Secretary of State’s offer of sending me a letter during the recess if she makes a decision, I am sure that she understands that it is never the same as seeing her in person. Will she commit to making herself available to appear before the Select Committee, perhaps in September if it is formed, to discuss her handling of the matter if she has made a decision by...
  • Business of the House (Select Committees): Select Committees 4 Jul 2017

    I rise to support the motion, and also to say a few words about timetabling. It is good that the House is moving to elect the Chairs of Select Committees next week, but that does not give the House much time to elect members of those Committees before the summer recess, and there should be concern if that means members are elected in September and many Committees will not sit and start their...
  • 21ST Century Fox/Sky Merger 29 Jun 2017

    My right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) mentioned media plurality. What consideration has been given to the world in which we live today, where most people increasingly get their news on services such as Facebook? And what about the future of the television market—we are talking about the merger of two television companies—becoming dominated by the...

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

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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)
7 March 2017, further payment of £5,740 from Harper Collins, The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF, following the publication of my book. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 08 March 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Chelsea Football Club
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: a ticket to watch Chelsea v Man Utd, total value including hospitality £714

Date received: 23 October 2016

Date accepted: 23 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1965149

(Registered 23 February 2017)
Name of donor: Channel 4
Address of donor: 124-126 Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to the BAFTAs, total value including hospitality £1,840

Date received: 11 February 2017

Date accepted: 11 February 2017

Donor status: company, registration 01533774

(Registered 24 February 2017)
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket, including hospitality, for the National Television Awards with a value of £1,028

Date received: 25 January 2017

Date accepted: 25 January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 31 March 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): air travel, food and accommodation with an approximate value of £5,100

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 14-17 February 2017

Purpose of visit: British-Qatar APPG visit to meet Ministers and officials, and visit World Cup sites to discuss issues relating to workers rights and welfare.

(Registered 23 February 2017)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Parliament
Address of donor: CH - 3003 Berne

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of the British-Swiss APPG's Parliamentary Ski Week, two ski passes with a value of £240; £480 in total

Date received: 2-8 January 2017

Date accepted: 2 January 2017

Donor status: other

(Registered 31 March 2017)
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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