Damian Collins

Former Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

@DamianCollins https://facebook.com/damiancollins4mp

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Damian Collins is a former MP for Folkestone and Hythe.

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Former Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for 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
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Treasury
  • Sports
  • Data Protection: Japan
  • NHS: Computer Software
  • Paul Cleeland
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (14 May 2024 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Football Governance Bill Committee ( 8 May 2024 to 23 May 2024)
  • Member, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill Committee ( 1 May 2024 to 8 May 2024)
  • Member, Media Bill Committee (29 Nov 2023 to 12 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill Committee ( 3 May 2023 to 23 May 2023)
  • Member, Online Safety (Re-committed Clauses and Schedules) Bill Committee ( 7 Dec 2022 to 15 Dec 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport ( 8 Jul 2022 to 27 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (15 Dec 2021 to 11 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (27 Jul 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, 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)

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Football Governance Bill: Clause 55 - PART 6: OVERVIEW AND INTERPRETATION 21 May 2024

    Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a slight danger, if we go down the path suggested by the amendment, of creating an even bigger gap between the big six and everyone else? We would basically be saying to the rest of the clubs, “The parachute payments are not for us: they are for you—the other 14 clubs in the Premier League. If you want them, you can pay for them and pay for the...
  • Public Bill Committee: Football Governance Bill: Clause 55 - PART 6: OVERVIEW AND INTERPRETATION 21 May 2024

    I will make a few points on parachute payments. It is fair to say that they are not part of the redistribution mechanism between the Premier League and the Football League. They can be set as an amount alongside the redistribution that takes place, but, of course, they are not fixed. They are a contractual arrangement that the Premier League enters into with clubs that are in the league or...
  • Public Bill Committee: Football Governance Bill: Clause 55 - PART 6: OVERVIEW AND INTERPRETATION 21 May 2024

    I agree with the hon. Gentleman. The strength of the pyramid is one of the most important parts of the English game. It is probably the reason why the Premier League is such a commercial success—there is real promotion, relegation and competitive matches between the leagues. Parachute payments have come in out of necessity because of the requirement for clubs to jump up into a competition...

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