Damian Collins

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

@DamianCollins https://facebook.com/damiancollins4mp

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Damian Collins’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TikTok: Data Protection 21 Sep 2022

    The UK has strong safeguards and enforcement regimes to ensure that data is collected and handled responsibly and securely. Companies registered in the UK are subject to our legal framework and regulatory jurisdiction. Wherever they are in the world, organisations that process the personal data of individuals in the UK for the purposes of providing goods and services or monitoring behaviour...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Social Media: Disinformation 20 Sep 2022

    The Government takes the issue of disinformation very seriously. The Counter Disinformation Unit team, based in DCMS, works to understand the scope, scale and reach of disinformation and works with a range of partners, including social media platforms, to tackle it. The primary purpose of the team is not to spot every instance of disinformation across all social media platforms, but rather to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football Index 20 Sep 2022

    In March 2021, the Gambling Commission launched an investigation into BetIndex, the operator of Football Index. This has now concluded and resulted in the revocation of BetIndex’s licence to operate. Following information received from the administrators and the Gambling Commission, the Insolvency Service has confirmed that the conduct of Betindex Limited’s directors is currently being...

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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 Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Department for International Trade
  • Sports
  • Data Protection: Japan
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
  • Paul Cleeland
  • Palantir: Contracts

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 8 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)
  • Chair, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 27 Jul 2021)
  • Chair, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 27 Jul 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (21 Jul 2021 to 27 Jul 2021)
  • 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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 March 2020 until 14 July 2022, 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 received 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; updated 14 July 2022)
27 May 2022, received £3,334 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, via Northbank Talent Management, Acre House, 11/15 William Road, London NW1 3ER, as signature advance for a book. Hours: none to date. (Registered 13 June 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Channel Four Productions
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two guest tickets to attend BAFTA Awards ceremony and dinner, plus one gift bag, estimated total value £1,000

Date received: 13 March 2022

Date accepted: 13 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01533774

(Registered 07 June 2022)
Name of donor: Sky Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation for myself and my wife during the Hay Literary Festival, sponsored by Sky Arts, value £750

Date received: 26-29 May 2022

Date accepted: 26 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 02247735

(Registered 21 June 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH)
Address of donor: Langley House, Park Road, East Finchley, London N2 8EY

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flights and three nights' accommodation, value £2,500

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 17-22 May 2022

Purpose of visit: To speak at the CCDH Global Summit.

(Registered 13 June 2022)
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 22 July 2022, 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 involved a commitment of 2 hrs per month. (Registered 22 July 2020; updated 25 July 2022)

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