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1006945
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is supporting the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund initiative in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID funded the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) between October 2015 and March 2018, and currently funds the programme in Jordan and Egypt. DFID continues to monitor the sustainability and impact of AWEF in the OPTs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:44:49.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:44:49.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1006959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether funding from her Department has been used in financial years (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 to support humanitarian assistance programmes in areas of Syria controlled by the Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham militia . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 191349 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response providing life-saving and life-changing support for millions of people across Syria, including those living in Northwest Syria where Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is present.</p><p>In 2016/17 and 2017/18, DFID spent £205 million and £152 million respectively on humanitarian projects in Syria. In 2017/18, over a third of this was delivered cross-border from Turkey, mostly to Idlib governate in Northwest Syria, where in 2017 we reached over 600,000 people in need. For 2018/19, DFID plans to spend £174 million for life-saving support in Syria.</p><p>While we acknowledge that working in fragile and conflict-affected countries carries risks, DFID has robust and extensive controls in place to ensure that tax payers’ money is used appropriately and effectively, that UK aid reaches those who need it most and that it does not benefit extremist groups such as HTS. Our programmes are delivered by trusted NGO and UN partners with proven expertise and track records. We do not provide funding unless these organisations can assure DFID that it will not benefit extremists. All our assistance is monitored robustly, and DFID will withdraw support if there is a reason to believe UK tax payer’s money may be at risk. For example, in September 2018, DFID took the precautionary measure to pause all cross-border assistance at Bab Al Hawa in Northwest Syria, while we investigated concern around whether HTS collected fees from trucks delivering humanitarian aid. Whilst this situation was swiftly resolved, it demonstrates the robust approach we take to these matters, and are working with other donors to mitigate the risks of a similar situation reoccurring in the future.</p><p>As with other DFID programmes, our work in Syria remains under subject to regular review and close scrutiny, both through internal and independent processes, including by the National Audit Office and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, which last examined DFID’s Syria humanitarian programmes in May 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191350 more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:49:41.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:49:41.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1006960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will ask the National Audit Office to investigate whether funding from her Department has been diverted in financial years (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19 to support the activities of the Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham militia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 191350 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response providing life-saving and life-changing support for millions of people across Syria, including those living in Northwest Syria where Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is present.</p><p>In 2016/17 and 2017/18, DFID spent £205 million and £152 million respectively on humanitarian projects in Syria. In 2017/18, over a third of this was delivered cross-border from Turkey, mostly to Idlib governate in Northwest Syria, where in 2017 we reached over 600,000 people in need. For 2018/19, DFID plans to spend £174 million for life-saving support in Syria.</p><p>While we acknowledge that working in fragile and conflict-affected countries carries risks, DFID has robust and extensive controls in place to ensure that tax payers’ money is used appropriately and effectively, that UK aid reaches those who need it most and that it does not benefit extremist groups such as HTS. Our programmes are delivered by trusted NGO and UN partners with proven expertise and track records. We do not provide funding unless these organisations can assure DFID that it will not benefit extremists. All our assistance is monitored robustly, and DFID will withdraw support if there is a reason to believe UK tax payer’s money may be at risk. For example, in September 2018, DFID took the precautionary measure to pause all cross-border assistance at Bab Al Hawa in Northwest Syria, while we investigated concern around whether HTS collected fees from trucks delivering humanitarian aid. Whilst this situation was swiftly resolved, it demonstrates the robust approach we take to these matters, and are working with other donors to mitigate the risks of a similar situation reoccurring in the future.</p><p>As with other DFID programmes, our work in Syria remains under subject to regular review and close scrutiny, both through internal and independent processes, including by the National Audit Office and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, which last examined DFID’s Syria humanitarian programmes in May 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 191349 more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:49:41.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:49:41.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1007806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to get (a) food and (b) fuel imports into Yemen during the ongoing humanitarian crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banbury more like this
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Victoria Prentis more like this
star this property uin 191942 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK government continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live.</p><p>As part of our effort to secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen, the UK is also providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Saudi-led Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:51:14.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:51:14.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
1008451
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of whether the global polio eradication initiative will be completed by September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 192100 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and we work closely with the partnership. The GPEI has reduced cases of polio by 99.9% since 1988. Notwithstanding its success, transmission of the poliovirus has not been interrupted. This means the world cannot yet be certified polio free and as such GPEI are developing a new strategy taking them past 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:44:09.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:44:09.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1008466
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Islamic State more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to support redevelopment and deradicalisation programmes in territory previously occupied by Daesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 192089 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is proud of our role in the Global Coalition’s fight against Daesh. DFID is also at the forefront of the humanitarian response in the region, working to address humanitarian needs in the region, and to ensure that all vulnerable people, including those affected by Daesh in Syria and Iraq receive help.</p><p>In Northeast Syria, including areas previously occupied by Daesh, we provide support to address individual’s basic needs, including restocking health facilities with medicines and equipment, non-food items, and water and sanitation support. Additionally, we have provided funding and announced new support to help clear landmines and explosives which will ensure humanitarian agencies can reach those in need.</p><p>In formerly-Daesh controlled territories in Iraq, the UK provides redevelopment support and funds community cohesion projects to help kick-start local economies and create the appropriate conditions for sustainable population return.</p><p>In areas formerly controlled by Daesh in Syria and Iraq, we are also providing education and psychosocial support services, aimed at children affected by trauma.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T15:43:16.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:43:16.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1011335
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Famine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to respond to the risk of mass famine in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 907733 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is playing a lead role preventing famine in Yemen, with our funding meeting the immediate food needs of 4 million Yemenis this year.</p><p>We also recently announced support for UNICEF to screen over 2 million children for severe acute malnutrition, and provide treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:49:13.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:49:13.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1011336
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading World Health Organisation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps her Department is taking with the World Health Organisation to achieve the sustainable development goals to (a) end preventable child deaths and (b) establish universal health coverage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 907734 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK supports WHO’s leadership on health systems and work to achieve Universal Health coverage, including ending preventable child deaths and addressing global health security, and I commend WHO’s leadership on the recent Ebola outbreaks in DRC. DFID funds WHO to provide technical assistance, develop global standards and norms, strengthen country health systems and support health and wellbeing for all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:50:47.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:50:47.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1007037
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, what steps her Department is taking to train 60,000 teachers and schools leaders in the UK and developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 191463 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme (2018-2021) aims to reach 3 million pupils in over 4,000 schools partnerships by 2021. It will train 60,000 teachers and school leaders in both the UK and developing countries on the following:</p><ol><li><p>setting up and running equitable partnerships, which will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);</p></li><li><p>teaching and mainstreaming development education and global citizenship content, such as the SDGs;</p></li><li><p>teaching transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving; and</p></li><li><p>ensuring that education is inclusive and of high quality.</p><p> </p></li></ol><p>This training will be provided in line with best practice, using the model of two days of input, followed by approximately six weeks of putting the learning into practice, and then a follow-up to share the learning. This model worked well in the previous Connecting Classrooms programme (2015-2018), through which over 56,000 teachers were trained in the UK and overseas. Delivery of teacher training will begin in January 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1011334
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Citizen Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment she has made of the future funding needs of the International Citizen Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 907730 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Almost 35,000 young people have completed the International Citizen Service to date. Thanks to a £15m extension to the programme, 3,000 more young people will complete placements before the end of next year.</p><p> </p><p>As we continue with our ambitious redesign, funding details beyond next year have not been confirmed. However, I can confirm that £8.5 million has been allocated for the 2019/20 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:48:23.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:48:23.223Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this