Category: News Features

Damian Collins raises the issue of the Calais Jungle in Parliament

I visited the Calais Jungle 10 days ago, and I welcome the commitment that the Home Secretary has made today to giving safe passage to these vulnerable children. People in the camp are genuinely frightened that it will be demolished with women and children still living in it. Does she share my concern about the […]

MP Damian Collins supports fishermen by swapping parliament for a day at sea

It’s not every day you see an MP on-board a fishing boat. But Damian Collins, the MP for Folkestone and Hythe, swapped parliament for one day to learn about the fishing trade and the uncertain future it faces. He was taken out on the FE20 Valentine from Folkestone Harbour by fishermen Terry Noakes and his […]

Sam Allardyce: England manager to resign if Telegraph corruption allegations proven, says Kent MP and chair of sport select committee Damian Collins

England football manager Sam Allardyce has quit over a newspaper investigation apparently showing him explain how to get around FA rules. Earlier today the acting chair of the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Kent MP, Damian Collins, said Allardyce should resign if the accusations were true. Mr Collins spoke out as Mr Allardyce […]

Damian Collins questions the Secretary of State on the chairman of the BBC Board

I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision to accept the Select Committee’s recommendation that there should be an open and fair process for the appointment of the chairman of the new BBC unitary board. When does she expect or hope that that appointment will be made and the new unitary board will assume its responsibilities? […]

Damian Collins asks the Secretary of State about Syrian Aid

Will the Secretary of State give the House an update on the progress that has been made on raising funds to support humanitarian aid in Syria since the London Syria conference earlier this year?   https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-09-14/debates/16091428000011/SyriaAid#contribution-16091428000035

Damian Collins debates the Digital Economy Bill in Parliament

As has been acknowledged by Members on both sides of the House, the creative economy in the UK is fast-paced, dynamic and world-leading; it is growing faster than other sectors of the economy. Britain leads the world in many areas of online retail. Tech businesses and tech hubs have been a part of the regeneration […]

Damian Collins raises HGV parking in Kent in Parliament

The Minister is being very generous in giving way. I thank him for making that point. Although I and my county colleagues regard the creation of this facility as vital, we need to take into account the needs of a number of residents who live close to the site and have very special needs. Special […]

Interview: Damian Collins MP – sport’s new reformer

Damian Collins is serious about reforming sport. He speaks like a man whose time in the spotlight has come – and events of the past two years perhaps suggest that it has. As a member of the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Select Committee of the UK Parliament, he pressed UK Athletics Chairman Ed Warner […]

Dover to Folkestone railway closure: MP Damian Collins calls for commuters to get refund and hits out at Network Rail over maintenance programme

A Kent MP says Network Rail has questions to answer over its maintenance of a section of railway line that has collapsed. Damian Collins, the MP for Folkestone and Hythe, made the comments in reaction to news the coastal line between Dover and Folkestone could be closed until the end of February. He has also […]

Huffington Post: How We Can Revolutionise the Affordable Housing Market

Housebuilding has rebounded since the end of the financial crisis; but to meet the challenge of drastically increasing the size and quality of our housing stock we will have to go further still. The Housing and Planning Bill making its way through parliament has the clear ambition of increasing the supply of homes in our […]

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