Damian Collins

MP, Folkestone and Hythe

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 an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Damian Collins has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Sky/21ST Century Fox: Proposed Merger 6 Mar 2017

    I thank the Secretary of State for her letter to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Friday setting out the case she made to the House today. Can she confirm that the fit and proper person test is rightly a matter for Ofcom and that Ofcom can initiate a fit and proper person test at any time and consider any evidence it thinks relevant to making that determination?
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance 9 Feb 2017

    The message from this debate is absolutely clear: no change is no option. The debate on this issue has been running for too long, and the FA, to use a football analogy, is not only in extra time but at the end of extra time; it is in Fergie time and it is 1-0, down and if it does not pick up quickly and reform itself, reform will be delivered to it. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That...
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance 9 Feb 2017

    Does my hon. Friend agree that there should be more representation from supporters groups on the FA Council?

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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 19 Oct 2016)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 19 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 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)
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)
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)
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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