Category: News Features

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?

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 […]

Solution to Operation Stack will be announced ‘within weeks’ says Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins

Long-term solutions to Operation Stack are expected to be proposed in a matter of weeks. Recommendations are due to be published “in the next few weeks” following a summer of negotiations, Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins said. It follows more misery for people in Hawkinge and other areas, with HGVs parking in residential areas, […]

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins says French handling of the Calais crisis has been "shameful"

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has branded the way French authorities have handled the Calais crisis as "shameful". He attacked the French government for being "complicit in allowing migrants to travel to our border". He then slammed France for not doing enough to move the estimated 3,000 migrants on from the "squalid conditions" in […]

'FIFA and Sepp Blatter cannot continue' says Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins on BBC's Newsnight with David Ginola

A Kent MP says the latest corruption allegations against FIFA means it is "the end" for football's world governing body. Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, has been a long-standing critic of the way FIFA has administered the professional game around the world. He appeared on BBC's Newsnight last night alongside ex-player David Ginola […]

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