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

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Last updated: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Safe Standing Areas 10 May 2018

    As the Minister knows, a growing number of clubs are calling for safe standing to be reviewed and reintroduced. Does she think this should now be not the matter of a blanket ban, but a matter for safety authorities, the fans and local authorities, and decided on a case-by-case basis?
  • Attorney General: Knife Crime 10 May 2018

    What steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution for knife crime.
  • Attorney General: Knife Crime 10 May 2018

    Following Donald Trump’s speech to the National Rifle Association, does the Solicitor General agree that the streets of London would be far more dangerous for communities if criminals and gang members were armed with automatic weapons rather than knives? Does he agree that while longer sentences for knife offenders are important, we also need to do more to understand the underlying...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 23 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 85.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 222 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From December 2015 until August 2017, 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 involved attending four meetings a year (4 hrs each) and 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; updated 11 December 2017)
20 September 2017, received £784 from Lijiang Publishing Ltd, 22 Nanhuan Road, Guilin, 541001, P.R.China, as an advance for the Chinese publishing rights to my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 December 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: 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)
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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