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79733
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Youth Engagement Fund more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the number of young people from the gypsy and traveller communities not in education, training or employment, what steps they are taking to ensure that the Youth Engagement Fund will benefit people from those communities. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The £16m cross-government Youth Engagement Fund aims to support up to 18,000 of the most disadvantaged young people in England to improve their educational achievement, increase their employability and reduce their risk of offending. This includes young people from the gypsy and traveller communities. The Fund does not prescribe which particular groups of young people bidders should work with.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:31:45.4076154Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:31:45.4076154Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
79746
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HM Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading BBC Debts.com more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Financial Conduct Authority's finding that it has been carrying out consumer credit activities without their permission or authorisation, why BBCDebts.com is still active in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL1638 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply to the Noble Lord directly by letter. A copy of the response will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:50:10.2202586Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:50:10.2202586Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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4196
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sharkey more like this
79731
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading North Korea more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Warsi on 23 July (HL Deb, cols GC 460–4) on the Commission of Inquiry Report on human rights in North Korea, whether any projects to improve the substantive human rights of North Koreans, rather than cultural, economic or humanitarian initiatives, are to be implemented; and whether such projects are being considered for North Korean refugees outside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not possible for the UK to carry out projects in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) without the cooperation of the DPRK authorities. This has an impact on the type of projects we are able to support, although we have successfully taken forward projects in some areas of human rights, such as disability rights. In the Financial Year 2014/15 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO’s) Human Rights and Democracy Programme is funding a project delivered by the Thomson Foundation titled ‘Inside Out: Working in North Korea to connect its journalists to the Internet world’, which aims to give North Korean journalists a greater understanding of freedom of expression by teaching them Internet skills. Our other engagement projects are about finding concrete ways to inform North Korean citizens about the UK and its values, so that in the long term they recognise the benefits of working with the outside world from which they are normally isolated.</p><p>Our Embassy in Seoul supports the North Korean refugee community through its “English for the Future” programme, which is funded with a mixture of FCO programme funds and corporate sponsorship. We also reserve one of our Chevening scholarships for this community. These programmes help new settlers tackle some of the barriers which can prevent their successful integration into South Korean society and improve their future prospects. The FCO’s Human Rights and Democracy Programme has also previously funded projects with North Korean refugee groups in the Republic of Korea which are more directly related to human rights in the DPRK, such as documenting the effects of torture or producing a report on the rights of women. We remain open to funding similar projects in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:23:29.7482153Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:23:29.7482153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
79745
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Debts more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Newby on 28 July (HL Deb, col 1409–11), whether cold callers recruiting for debt management companies are required to advise of the existence of free debt management services; if so, who is responsible for enforcing that requirement; and how many infractions have been recognised. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL1637 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Lead generators for debt management firms are not subject to regulation directly, but the FCA requires regulated debt management firms that accept leads from lead generators to satisfy themselves that the business has been procured fairly and in accordance with relevant legislation, including the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. Debt management firms must ensure that lead generators calling on their behalf make clear the identity of the firm, and the purpose of the communication, so the consumer can decide whether to proceed. Additionally, at first contact with a customer, debt management firms must signpost consumers to the availability of ‘free’ debt advice. The FCA is able to impose sanctions on regulated debt management firms, such as imposing unlimited fines and ordering firms to pay money back to customers, where wrongdoing is found.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:32:21.2968488Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:32:21.2968488Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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4196
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79802
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 June (WA 226) stating that they "do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local authorities to provide these places since 2010", why they do not hold such a record; and, of the academy schools created and converted since 2010, (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, were identified for creation or conversion by local authorities. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL1691 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2010 the Department for Education’s central records of new establishments do not allow us to determine if schools are new provision or whether they replace existing schools (i.e. due to an amalgamation or move from three tier to two tier education).</p><p>Since then the number of schools that have applied to become academies is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Academic Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Converter Academies<sup>i</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>796</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>684</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14 (to date)</p></td><td><p>522</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>i </sup>Schools which have converted to academy status are not identified for conversion by the local authority. It is up to individual schools to apply to convert to become academies unless they are underperforming, in which case the department will look to match them with a sponsor.</p><p>Between 2010 and 2012, local authorities held 41 competitions under section 7 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, as amended by the Education Act 2011, to create new schools. The numbers opening per academic year are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Academic Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Academies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>In addition, the department also records all new academies created under local authorities’ duties to secure sufficient schools (section 14 of the Education Act 1996) since the academy presumption was established in February 2012. Ninety-two new academies have been created, or are in the process of being created, through this route (75 in agreement, 17 in the pipeline).</p><p>These are broken down into academic years as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Academic Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Academies<sup> ii</sup></p></td><td><p>Number in pipeline (of the total number)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>ii </sup>40 of these new academies were funded through the Government’s Targeted Basic Need Programme (8 due to open in September 2014, 32 due to open in September 2015).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:56:21.8576276Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:56:21.8576276Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
79766
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 273), what is their estimate of the impact of European Union membership on United Kingdom employment. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL1658 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the impact of European Union membership on United Kingdom employment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As I noted in my response dated 28 July (WA 273) to Lord Grocott, the Treasury estimate that 3.3 million jobs in the UK may be related to exports to other European Union countries. This figure is based on the assumption that the share of UK employment associated with UK exports to the EU is equal to the share of output that is exported to the EU, making allowance for the composition of the UK economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:19:17.8490975Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:19:17.8490975Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
79791
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 28 July (WA 247) what specific estimates they have made of the expected "positive impact" of the childcare element of Universal Credit on work incentives for mothers and corresponding employment rates and tax receipts from mothers paying income tax and national insurance. more like this
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Lord Sutherland of Houndwood more like this
star this property uin HL1680 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>The announced measures mean from April 2016, families with children who have childcare costs below the defined limits will see an improved financial incentive to work and to work more hours.</p><p>Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out many working families will face an improved incentive to work, including 100,000 families who will get childcare support for the first time under Universal Credit. The precise improvement an individual faces will vary according to circumstance.</p><p>We have not made a specific estimate of how this feeds through into employment rates and tax receipts.</p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:29:40.4536069Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:29:40.4536069Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sutherland of Houndwood more like this
79765
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council of Ministers more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 July (WA 156), how many times since 2008 the Council of the European Union has disagreed with items on its agenda previously agreed within Coreper and to be decided without discussion as A-items. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL1657 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record information on how many times the Council has chosen not to adopt an item as an “A” point following a preparatory meeting of The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER). Where an item is on the agenda for a meeting of the Council of the European Union, COREPER will prepare that item but will not itself take any decision: the decision is for the Council to take. If a matter is planned for agreement as an A point at a Council meeting and it appears that agreement is not possible, it would be either withdrawn from the agenda or made the subject of discussion at that meeting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:17:11.3962191Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:17:11.3962191Z
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4173
star this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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3153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
79732
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Malaysia more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 21 January (WA 136), what progress has been made in resuming the European Union–Malaysia Human Rights Dialogue; and whether they have asked the government of Malaysia how it reconciles the endorsement of the 2004 Amman Message (recognising the validity of all eight Islamic legal schools including Shia) with actions taken by the Malaysian authorities. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Discussions continue between the EU and Malaysia on the resumption of the EU-Malaysia Human Rights Dialogue. We are keen to have a Dialogue of substance. Bilaterally, we have regular conversations with the Malaysian government on human rights issues, including freedom of religion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:22:10.2485704Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:22:10.2485704Z
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4173
star this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
79767
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star this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Lloyds Banking Group more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take any action in connection with those who served on the board of Lloyds Banking Group when that company was involved in LIBOR fixing and manipulating the Bank of England's Special Liquidity Scheme. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL1659 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We support the proportionate enforcement action announced recently by the FCA against Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) and are clear that such abuses are completely unacceptable. The action by the new, tougher Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shows that the system is working, and we are committed to taking further action to dealing with abuses, tackling the unacceptable behaviour of the few and ensuring that markets are fair for the many who depend on them.</p><p>Enforcement action against individuals and/or firms with regard to financial conduct issues; are a matter for the FCA and law enforcement institutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:30:45.0374305Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:30:45.0374305Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this