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Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins elected Chair of Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Contributed by editor on Oct 24, 2016 - 11:55 AM

 

The speaker of the House of Commons has announced that Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has been elected Chair of the cross party Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee




Folkestone Court to stay open but Dover is listed for closure in Ministry of Justice Consultation

Contributed by editor on Jul 17, 2015 - 08:19 AM

 

The Ministry of Justice is consulting on proposals to close over 90 courts across the country,  including three in Kent, as a cost saving exercise.



Damian Collins puts plight of Hythe fishermen in the spotlight at Commons debate

Contributed by editor on Mar 20, 2015 - 07:15 AM

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has put the plight of Hythe fishermen in the spotlight in a Commons debate held on Wednesday (18 March)


 



Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins proposes new law to allow FA to veto takeovers of English football clubs

Contributed by editor on Apr 04, 2014 - 10:05 AM


Damian Collins, the Tory MP for Folkestone and Hythe is to submit a private member’s bill today (4 April) which would give the Football Association the ability to veto any takeover bid of an English club.



Prosser's Employment Bill amendment guillotined

Contributed by editor on Nov 07, 2008 - 07:00 AM

Ratings union RMT expressed disappointment after a amendment to the
Employment Bill, urging the extension of the minimum wage to all
seafarers serving in British waters, regardless of nationality, was not
debated in the House of Commons.


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The amendment, tabled by Dover’s Labour MP Gwyn
Prosser, was guillotined on Wednesday night, after earlier debates took
longer than expected.

At present the
minimum wage of £5.73 an hour doesn't apply to all seafarers working in
British waters



A spokesman for the union promised that it would attempt to return the
issue to the parliamentary agenda at the next available opportunity.

 



Gwyn to do battle in Parliament for seafarers' minimum wage

Contributed by editor on Nov 04, 2008 - 12:00 AM

A call for the minimum wage of £5.73 an hour to be extended to all
seafarers working in British waters is set to be debated in the House of
Commons on Wednesday (5 November), in the shape of an amendment to the
Employment Bill by Dover’s Labour MP Gwyn Prosser.


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Former seaman, Mr Prosser said back in July when the
Employment Bill was before Parliament: "I want to see it improved
further to ensure that foreign seafarers serving on British ships are
not paid below the minimum wage when sailing in our territorial waters.




"This needs to be done in the name of fairness but also to prevent ship
owners importing cheap labour into the ferry services and displacing
British seafarers' jobs."