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Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (25 Oct 2017)

Operation Stack and lorry parking in Kent – Damian Collins. Westminster Hall debate; 4:00 pm

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cultural Industries (14 Sep 2017)

Damian Collins: Does the Secretary of State agree with the former chairman of the Arts Council, Peter Bazalgette, who said in his evidence to the then Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport that we should look seriously at maintaining our membership of organisations such as Creative Europe that have supported creative and cultural organisations in this country and are open to non-member states?

Sky/Fox Merger (12 Sep 2017)

Damian Collins: I thank the Secretary of State for her statement, and for agreeing to appear in front of the Select Committee during the first week back after the conference recess, when we will have the chance to question her further on this matter. I hope that she will agree that this process is working: it is right that such questions about broadcasting standards and whether licence holders are fit and...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Damian Collins: Although I appreciate the Secretary of State’s offer of sending me a letter during the recess if she makes a decision, I am sure that she understands that it is never the same as seeing her in person. Will she commit to making herself available to appear before the Select Committee, perhaps in September if it is formed, to discuss her handling of the matter if she has made a decision by...

Business of the House (Select Committees): Select Committees (4 Jul 2017)

Damian Collins: I rise to support the motion, and also to say a few words about timetabling. It is good that the House is moving to elect the Chairs of Select Committees next week, but that does not give the House much time to elect members of those Committees before the summer recess, and there should be concern if that means members are elected in September and many Committees will not sit and start their...

21ST Century Fox/Sky Merger (29 Jun 2017)

Damian Collins: My right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) mentioned media plurality. What consideration has been given to the world in which we live today, where most people increasingly get their news on services such as Facebook? And what about the future of the television market—we are talking about the merger of two television companies—becoming dominated by the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (29 Jun 2017)

Damian Collins: As the Minister knows, global businesses invest in the creative industries here because of the talent pool and attractive production tax credits that exist for video games, TV and films. Will he ensure that, outside the EU, the UK remains the leader in Europe for talent and attracting investment?

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Damian Collins: I thank my hon. Friend for his words. Does he agree that it was particularly regrettable that Viagogo decided not to appear in front of the Committee when it should have given important evidence to us? Many people will draw their own conclusions as to its reasons for not appearing.

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Damian Collins: I welcome the Bill and the Lords amendments supported by the Government. This debate takes place against the background of the UK’s creative economy, which is the leading creative and tech economy in Europe. London is by far and away the leading creative and tech city in Europe and one of the major centres of the world. The creative and digital economy has been a major factor in our...

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

Damian Collins: 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)

Damian Collins: 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)

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

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: I beg to move, That this House has no confidence in the ability of the Football Association (FA) to comply fully with its duties as a governing body, as the current governance structures of the FA make it impossible for the organisation to reform itself; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the governance of the FA. A former Minister said when...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: The right hon. Gentleman makes an incredibly important point. I will come on to deal with the issue of diversity. Some would say that if the FA Council itself was a more diverse body that more truly reflected the modern world and the modern game, more progress would be made on supporting diversity, including encouraging and supporting more former players from minority ethnic backgrounds into...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: The hon. Gentleman has been a doughty champion of the fans of Coventry City football club and the people of Coventry regarding the maladministration of their club. It is tragic that a club that was in the top flight for so long has been run into the ground as it has been. The football administrators have stood back and watched that happen, and it cannot be allowed to continue. I believe my...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: The hon. Gentleman makes a very important point. I have long believed that the creditors rule should be abolished. It means that when a club is insolvent, it has to pay all its football creditors, but the other creditors—the local community and the businesses it works with—do not get any money. I believe that that rule should have been abolished. The chairman of the FA said when...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements: Football Association Governance (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: The Select Committee recommended that the FA board should have a 6:4 ratio in favour of the FA executive and independent directors, so that their voice is stronger than that of any other component parts, including the Premier League. I think that is a necessary reform. In closing—I could speak for a lot longer, but I want other Members to have the chance to make their own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Sports Stadiums: Accessibility (9 Feb 2017)

Damian Collins: Given all the wealth in premier league football, does the Minister agree that it is unacceptable that there are still clubs that do not yet have a plan to meet accessibility targets for their stadiums? Does she also agree with the Select Committee’s report that clubs that fail to do that should face legal action?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Cross-border Transport (12 Jan 2017)

Damian Collins: As the Minister knows, the Operation Stack relief lorry park is vital for cross-border transport links between Kent and the continent. The owner of Westenhanger castle has been actively seeking a meeting with the Department for the past six weeks to discuss accessing the compensation package that he has agreed with Highways England, in return for which he will withdraw his application for a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Sexual Abuse in Sport (15 Dec 2016)

Damian Collins: Does the Secretary of State agree that there should be a mandatory requirement for the reporting of known or suspected abuse for everyone who works in regulated activities, including sport?


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