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England v Scotland poppies row: Kent MP Damian Collins tells FIFA president Gianni Infantino to reverse ban

FIFA's president has been urged to allow England and Scotland footballers to wear poppies on their shirts when the countries clash next week. A Kent MP waded into the row today writing to FIFA boss Gianni Infantino. Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe and the new sports and culture select committee chair, wrote to […]

Damian Collins asks Secretary of State about regulation of the press

Does the Secretary of State accept that, regardless of her consultation, the current status quo is not acceptable, because we have yet to see the establishment of a robust industry-funded system of arbitration, which gives access to justice—one of Leveson’s key recommendations?

Damian Collins contributes to Parliamentary debate on Privileges

I wish to say a few words as a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee during the inquiry in the last Parliament into phone hacking at the News of the World. First, the case against Tom Crone and Colin Myler is compelling. It is based not on one evidence session where there may have […]

Kent MPs Damian Collins (Folkestone and Hythe) and Helen Grant (Maidstone and The Weald) in battle for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee chair

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has been named chair of one of the top House of Commons select committees. Mr Collins was going head to head with his fellow Kent MP Helen Grant (Maidstone and The Weald) in the vote held yesterday. He won by 302 votes to 230 to become chairman of the […]

Damian Collins contributes to debate on Broadcasting

I welcome the Secretary of State to this debate, although it is not her first as Secretary of State. I thank her for her consideration of the Select Committee’s report and the recommendations during the finalisation of the charter process. I also thank her predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale), […]

Damian Collins speaks at Coventry City Football Club debate

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on raising this issue, on which we strongly agree. He makes a really powerful point. One of the tragedies of Coventry City is that it demonstrates the weakness of the owners and directors test—the fit and proper person test—and the weakness of the FA or the league in making any […]

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? […]

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