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.

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Recent appearances

  • Nationality and Borders Bill: [2nd Allocated Day] 20 Jul 2021

    The Nationality and Borders Bill is important and necessary legislation to address the growing problem of illegal entry into the UK by migrants crossing the Dover straits. Last year, in 2020, more than 8,500 people made such a journey in small vessels: 87% of them were men and 74% were aged 18 to 39. This year, over 8,000 have already completed the trip, including a record number of 430 in a...
  • Racist Abuse on Social Media 14 Jul 2021

    Does my hon. Friend agree that the incidents of racism on social media over the past few days show why the approach taken in the draft Online Safety Bill is right? We need an independent regulator that will hold companies to account. Those companies have failed to take down this abuse, even though it is against their platform policies, and they have failed to take it down when people have...
  • Election Campaign Finances: Regulation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] 8 Jul 2021

    I thank the Minister for her response. I agree that it is good that the Elections Bill has been published: as she said, there has been a very lengthy period of consultation of many of the aspects of that Bill, so it is good to see it published. I am sure that Members will have the opportunity to consider the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life alongside the Bill as it goes...

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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

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Sports
  • Data Protection: Japan
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
  • Paul Cleeland
  • NHS: Computer Software

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jul 2021)

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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
Payments from Mace Media Ltd, Unit 3 & 4 Croxted Mews, 286/288 Croxted Road, London SE24 9DA:
25 September 2020, received £550 for two articles for the Mace magazine. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 20 October 2020)
30 June 2021, received £850 for three articles for the Mace magazine. Hours: approx. 4 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2021)
25 June 2021, received £300 from the Irish Times, 10-16 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, for an article. Hours: approx. 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2021)
30 June 2021, received £250 from the Catholic Herald, Herald House, Lambs Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ, for two articles. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Gamesys Group
Address of donor: 10 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality for the England v Czech Republic football match at Wembley Stadium, value £1,500

Date received: 22 June 2021

Date accepted: 22 June 2021

Donor status: company, registration 10303804

(Registered 20 July 2021)
Name of donor: R&A Championships Ltd
Address of donor: Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with lunch to the Open Golf Championship, value £350

Date received: 15 July 2021

Date accepted: 15 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration SC247047

(Registered 22 July 2021)
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, unpaid partner of Infotagion LLP, an independent fact checking service. This involves a commitment of 10 hrs per month. (Registered 28 April 2020)
From 20 July 2020 until further notice, unpaid board member of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a not for profit NGO headquartered in London that seeks to disrupt the architecture of online hate and misinformation. This involves a commitment of 2 hrs per month. (Registered 22 July 2020)

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