Damian Collins

MP, Folkestone and Hythe

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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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Last updated: 21 Nov 2017

Recent appearances

  • TV Licence Fee — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] 20 Nov 2017

    There is some BBC content that has gone off the iPlayer because the original transmission was too long ago, but that can be watched through paying a subscription to Netflix or Amazon Prime, or through going out and buying a DVD. The principle that older content from the back catalogue that is not being broadcast must be paid for has always been there. In a new technological age, should there...

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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

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Damian Collins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 206 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Quinn Estates
Address of donor: 77 Bekesbourne Lane, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT3 1UZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,500

Donor status: company, registration 05150902

(Registered 17 July 2017)
Name of donor: Alison P De Haan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2017)
Name of donor: Gresham Research
Address of donor: Rose Lodge, Lookers Lane, Hythe CT21 5HW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,600

Donor status: company, registration 07676062

(Registered 17 July 2017)
Name of donor: Landcap
Address of donor: 47 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 06947792

(Registered 17 July 2017)
Name of donor: Datum Groundworks
Address of donor: Ovenden House, Industrial Estate, Wilcox Close, Aylesham CT3 3EP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 08906234

(Registered 17 July 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)
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, including hospitality, for the Glastonbury Festival value with a value of £1,108.32

Date received: 23 June 2017

Date accepted: 23 June 2017

Donor status: company, registration 03444246

(Registered 31 July 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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