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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? […]

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 […]

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