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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Visas: Sponsorship more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of companies in the (a) digital, (b) arts and (c) sports sectors registered to sponsor immigration visas of any tier with a view to ensuring preparedness in the sector for the new immigration system after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 252053 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper, which is due to come into force from January 2021.</p><p>We are determined to ensure that the future immigration system is efficient and able to respond to users’ needs, and as proposed in the White Paper, we will reform existing sponsorship arrangements – streamlining, simplifying and minimising bureaucracy.</p><p>The Government values the positive contribution made to the UK by the digital, arts and sporting sectors and we want this to continue. We will ensure that the new system continues to support the UK’s thriving cultural and sporting life and will also explore options to support start-up companies in our new, expanding digital technology sector.</p><p>The White Paper is the start of a conversation and we hav launched a year-long engagement programme to take the views of a range of stakeholders across the UK, including the digital, arts and sporting sectors.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:46:29.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:46:29.41Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1125597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Death Certificates: Digital Technology more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a secure digital death certification service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 252590 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is working with the Department of Health and Social Care on taking forward the death certification reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4616
star this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1125628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, whether his Department undertook an Equality Impact Assessment assessment of the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 252534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Government has had due regard to the impacts of the EU Settlement Scheme on those who share a protected characteristic.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125629
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme whose automated residency check result is (a) wholly or (b) partially unsuccessful will be informed of the reasons for that result. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 252535 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The automated checks of employment and benefits records of applications to the EU Settlement Scheme by those who choose to provide their National Insurance number have enabled most adults so far granted status under the scheme to be so without needing to provide any further evidence of their UK residence.</p><p>Where the automated checks do not provide sufficient evidence of UK residence for the applicant to be granted the status for which they think they qualify, they can upload a wide variety of documentary evidence.</p><p>Where this is necessary, the results of the checks will indicate to the applicant which period(s) of residence they need to evidence. We will not be able to tell applicants why the automated check is unable to cover all their UK residence because doing so may introduce the risk of identity theft and abuse. We recognise that some applicants may lack documentary evidence for various reasons, and we will work flexibly with applicants to help them evidence their UK residence by the best means available to them.</p><p><br>More information about the automated checks including why records may not be found in full or in part is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check. </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125673
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Applications more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, what is the average time taken was for UK Visas & Immigration to process indefinite leave to remain applications in each year since 2010; what proportion of those applications application were responded to outside of the 20-day service standard; and what the average number of days was for those response times that exceeded the service standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 252622 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We do not publish this specific data for all applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), however the vast majority of such cases are dealt with within the service standard of 6 months (which applies to straightforward applications, where the customer has met all their obligations). Where an application is defined as non-straightforward, due to complexity, the customer will be written to within the normal processing time to explain why it will not be decided within the normal standard, and to explain what will happen next).</p><p>The published statistics on leave to remain applications that have been processed within service standard can be found in the migration transparency data release https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-february-2019 at: InC_02: Percentage of In-Country visa applications, for each Route, processed within Service Standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1125678
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Police: Rural Areas more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 252477 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that certain crimes may disproportionately or predominantly affect rural areas. That is why we welcome the Rural Affairs Strategy published by the National Police Chiefs’ Council in July 2018. The Strategy sets out operational and organisational policing priorities in respect of tackling rural crime and can be found at: <a href="https://www.nwcu.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NPCC-Rural-affairs-Strategy-2018-2021.pdf." target="_blank">https://www.nwcu.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NPCC-Rural-affairs-Strategy-2018-2021.pdf.</a></p><p><br>Through the election of Police and Crime Commissioners we have ensured that communities, including those in rural areas, have a strong voice in determining how police resources are allocated to tackle the crimes that matter most to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:26:49.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:26:49.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125237
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which animals have been licensed for animal experimentation in the UK for any of the last three years figures which are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 251889 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>All animal species that were used in regulated procedures in Great Britain can be found in Table 1 of the data tables published within the ‘Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals’ statistical reports.<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals</a></p><p>There is a further breakdown, for the 2017 year only, of those included within the ‘other’ species categories. This can be found within Table 12 of the data tables published in the 2017 statistical report.<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals-great-britain-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals-great-britain-2017</a></p><p>In 2017, the majority of experimental procedures used mice, fish and rats. Together these three species accounted for 87% of experimental procedures in Great Britain</p><p><br>For Northern Ireland, the Department of Health separately collects and publishes information on regulated procedures under devolved arrangements</p><p>The animal species used in regulated procedures in Northern Ireland can also be found in Table 1 of the data tables published within the ‘Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Northern Ireland’ reports. <a href="https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/publications/statistics-scientific-procedures-living-animals-northern-ireland" target="_blank">https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/publications/statistics-scientific-procedures-living-animals-northern-ireland</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:27:41.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:27:41.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125267
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Windrush Generation: Compensation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Windrush compensation scheme payments will not be taken into account in eligibility assessments for means-tested benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 252023 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government Response to the Windrush Consultation states at paragraph 4.50 on page 39 that we will exempt Windrush compensation payments from the calculation for income related benefits. The Home Office has been working with colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions to action this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T10:48:10.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:48:10.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125286
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Applications more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by his Department to make a decision on an asylum application in each of the last ten years. 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 251908 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish data on the average time taken to make a decision on an asylum application in each of the last ten years, nor is that information available in a retrievable format. <br>However, the Home Office do publish data on the number of pending applications that have been awaiting an initial decision for more or less than 6 months. This data can be found at Volume 1, as_01 of the Immigration Statistics December 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T10:50:58.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:50:58.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1125311
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Movement of People: Arts and Musicians more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the maintenance of freedom of movement for touring (a) musicians and (a) artists; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a two-year multi-entry visa for those people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 251951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>While the government is clear that free movement will end when we leave the EU, we are aware that continued access to international talent and the ability for UK talent to tour are key concerns for the cultural and creative sectors.</p><p><br>Non-EEA musicians and artists can currently enter the UK through a range of routes. Standard visitors can be paid for their participation at Permit Free Festivals for up to six months, Permitted Paid Engagement visitors can undertake various engagements for up to one month and the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) route permits artists, performers and their entourage to work in the UK. Tier 5 visas are granted for up to 12 months and can be extended for up to a maximum of 2 years in the UK.</p><p><br>The Home Office has launched a year-long engagement programme on the proposals in the White Paper on our future skills-based immigration system. The Home Office is working with DCMS and creative and cultural industries throughout this process so that Government approaches policy well informed by those working in the sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T10:52:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:52:42.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this