Damian Collins

Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

@DamianCollins https://facebook.com/damiancollins4mp

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

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 10 Sep 2019

    Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee: Democracy and Digital Technologies. 2:30 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 2:30 PM) Mr Damian Collins MP
  • Online Harms White Paper 8 Apr 2019

    I thank the Secretary of State for his kind words acknowledging the work of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and for accepting so many of our recommendations in the White Paper. I want to ask expressly about the investigatory powers of the proposed new regulator. Does he agree that it is important that the job of the regulator is not just to identify that a failure in the duty...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee 4 Apr 2019

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. Earlier this week, the Select Committee published its 10th report on the creation of the Sub-Committee on Disinformation, which followed our reports on disinformation and fake news—the final report was published in February this year, with the interim report published in July last year. Our reports on that important subject were...

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Profile

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
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Catering
  • Firearms: Forensic Science
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged

Currently held offices

  • Chair, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (since 12 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (since 13 Feb 2019)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Damian Collins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 84.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Damian Collins’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 238 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Aug 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
18 February 2019, received £500 from the New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, United States of America, for an article. Hours: approx. 2 hrs. (Registered 27 February 2019)
1 June 2019, received £750 from Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, for speaking at a seminar in Oxford, England. Hours: approx. 3 hrs. (Registered 24 June 2019)
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: S Rajaratham School of International Studies
Address of donor: Nanyang Technological University, Block S4, 50 Nanyang, Singapore

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): hotel accommodation, return flights and incidental expenses, total value approximately £5,000

Destination of visit: Singapore

Dates of visit: 7 - 9 November 2018

Purpose of visit: to attend a series of meetings organised by the S Rajaratham School of International Studies.

(Registered 13 February 2019)
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)
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 £356 on four ski passes for British Swiss Parliamentary Ski Week

Date received: 31 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Date accepted: 31 December 2018

Donor status: company, registration CHE-105.769.522

(Registered 13 February 2019)
Name of donor: Skigruppe der Bundesversammlung
Address of donor: Sonnenweg 27, CH - 8752 Näfels

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: discount to a value of £356 on four ski passes for British Swiss Parliamentary Ski Week

Date received: 31 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Date accepted: 31 December 2018

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 13 February 2019)
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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