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Damian Collins questions Secretary of State about child abuse within football

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?

Damian Collins questions Secretary of State on 21st Century Fox/Sky merger

At this early stage, is the Department considering whether some of the conditions that Ofcom attached to the deal last time, such as the guarantee of editorial independence for Sky News, would be required this time around, given the restructuring of the Murdoch companies?

Damian Collins discusses homophobia in sport in Parliament

As Chair of the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, I want to talk briefly about its inquiry and to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew) on securing this debate on this important subject. When we look back at the incidence of racism in football, particularly in the 1970s and […]

Damian Collins raises the issue of child abuse in football in Parliament

Does the Secretary of State agree that the FA’s internal review must be a properly resourced investigation looking at the culture within football that allowed abuse to take place for so long and to go unreported and un-investigated for so long? Furthermore, does she agree that if the report is to have credibility, it must […]

Damian Collins contributes to Digital Economy Bill debate

I will try to adhere to your guidelines, Madam Deputy Speaker. I would like to speak to new clause 31, but first I want to congratulate the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) on her campaigning over many years to deal with the abuses in the secondary ticketing market. I also want […]

Football sex abuse claims: Folkestone and Hythe MP and Commons Select Committee chair Damian Collins says FA needs to show how claims were dealt with

The FA has been urged to reveal how it handled claims from footballers about sexual abuse after several former players revealed allegations of widespread abuse throughout the game. Kent MP and chair of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee Damian Collins today said the Football Association needed to show how it dealt with […]

Damian Collins speaks during Investigatory Powers Bill debate

Does my hon. and learned Friend agree that, in respect of the consultation that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has set out, we have to get the balance right between respecting the freedoms of the press and the rights of innocent people who have never sought publicity but who find themselves […]

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 […]

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