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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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 Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the inclusion of Scottish universities in the post-study work visa pilot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 46838 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-14more like thismore than 2016-10-14
star this property answer text <p>I meet my Rt hon Friend the Home Secretary regularly and we discuss a wide range of issues.</p><p>The Tier 4 visa pilot is part of the Home Office’s continued efforts to ensure that the UK maintains an excellent offer to attract the brightest and best to study at our world-leading institutions. Its main aim is to help simplify the visa application process for international students looking to study on a Masters’ course, in the UK, of 13 months or less. It will also help to support students who wish to switch into a work route and take up a graduate role by extending the leave period following the end of their study to up to six months. The pilot does not make any changes to the Tier 2 visa route and is not a return to the post-study work visa route, which we closed in April 2012 due to high levels of abuse.</p><p> </p><p>The institutions taking part in the pilot were chosen due to their consistently low level of visa refusals. It is a fundamental requirement of Tier 4 that education institutions who recruit international students take responsibility for them. This means the institution must ensure the student is genuine and meets the requirements of the Immigration Rules, before assigning them a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), as well as ensuring that the student leaves the UK at the end of his or her studies.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2016-10-14T10:08:50.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-14T10:08:50.883Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
643959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 Justice, how many appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions were (a) received and (b) upheld by the appellant's country of origin in each of the last 12 months. 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 54749 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunal Service (HMCTS) does not hold this information centrally and it can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T17:15:06.093Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T17:15:06.093Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
643961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2016 to Question 51925, what the average time taken for processing appeals to tier 4 visa decisions was in the last 12 months; what time targets or limits she has set in relation to processing such appeals; on how many occasions the length of time taken to process such an appeal has prevented a successful applicant from taking up a place at a UK higher education institution in the last 12 months; and what the country of origin of each such applicant was. 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 54785 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Information on the average time taken for processing appeals to Tier 4 visa decisions in the last 12 months is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Targets or time limits are not set for processing appeals from Tier 4 decisions.</p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunal Service (HMCTS) does not hold information on how many occasions the length of time taken in such cases prevented a successful applicant from taking up a place at a UK higher education institution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T17:17:57.673Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T17:17:57.673Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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, how many credibility interviews have been carried out for students by Entry Clearance Officers in academic year (a) 2017-18 (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14. 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 189678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish data relating to credibility interviews.</p><p>All published data available for International operations can be found at the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:06:12.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:06:12.993Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003809
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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, how many international students obtained a Tier 4 visa in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14 academic years; and how many of those students came from a nation registered in Appendix H of the Immigration Rules. 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 189679 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Information on grants of Tier 4 entry clearance visas, by nationality, is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas data tables volume 3, table vi_06_q_s, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas</a></p><p>Information relating to July to September (Q3) 2018 is planned to be published on 29 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:40:26.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:40:26.003Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003810
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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, how many members of staff are employed as Entry Clearance Officers assessing Tier 4 student visa applications. 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 189680 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>On 30 September 2018, the following numbers of Entry Clearance Officers and Entry Clearance Assistants were employed in relation to the processing of overseas visa applications:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>EO/ECO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AO/ECA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>497</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>724</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These staff can work on a range of case types and are not solely employed to process Tier 4 applications.</p><p>Historic data for staffing levels in a respect of academic year periods is not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189681 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.023Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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, how many staff were employed as Entry Clearance Officers assessing Tier 4 student visa applications in the (a) 2017-18, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14 academic years. 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 189681 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>On 30 September 2018, the following numbers of Entry Clearance Officers and Entry Clearance Assistants were employed in relation to the processing of overseas visa applications:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>EO/ECO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AO/ECA</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>497</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>724</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These staff can work on a range of case types and are not solely employed to process Tier 4 applications.</p><p>Historic data for staffing levels in a respect of academic year periods is not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189680 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T19:11:01.143Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003812
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department recognises any categories beyond compliant and non-compliant in relation to higher education institutions and Tier 4 student immigration. 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 189682 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189683 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1003813
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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 the revocation of a Tier 4 licence from a higher education institution effects any other immigration licence that institution may hold. 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 189683 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 189682 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1024056
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students remove filter
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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 discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on visa arrangements for international students after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 201590 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government will shortly be publishing an Immigration White Paper which will set out the future immigration system after the UK leads the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T16:46:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T16:46:21.437Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this