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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-07
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Tours 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will consult all Members on the decision of the Administration Committee to alter the way in-House guided tours are delivered before that decision is implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 131407 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies.</p><p>The current contract with Blue Badge Guides to deliver commercial guided tours in Parliament ends in October 2018. Even if no changes were made to the way guided tours are delivered under procurement law the contract would need to be retendered through open competition, with no guarantees that the current provider would be successful.</p><p>The decision was made following thorough scrutiny of three options, including keeping the current system as it is. The business case in favour of the chosen option was approved because it will simplify the management of our tours operation as a whole, maintain consistent quality across all types of tours offered, create 28 new full-time and part-time jobs, end Parliament’s use of casual workers with no guaranteed hours, and also save a modest amount of taxpayers’ money.</p><p>The decision has been taken, and all efforts are now focussed on the important task of delivery of the agreed changes in 2018. Member engagement in the implementation of the new model is welcomed and Members can do so by contacting Amy Pitts, Director of Visitor and Retail Services, or John Thursfield, Guided Tours Review Project Manager.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Compass Contracts 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, whether the Government plans to publish the outcome of its assessment of the equality impacts of the Compass contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 62691 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 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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62661 more like this
62690 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Asylum: Housing 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, what plans the Government has to include the number of asylum seekers in temporary accommodation in its future quarterly statistical releases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 62690 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 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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62661 more like this
62691 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
598292
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Compass Contracts 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has carried out a (a) policy equality statement, (b) equality impact assessment or (c) any equality monitoring on its contracts with Compass to provide accommodation to asylum seekers since those contracts were signed in 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 47816 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 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently considering any equality impacts as part of the wider considerations as to whether to extend the asylum support and accommodation contracts for the period from 2017-19.</p><p>The Home Office takes its equality duty seriously and engages regularly with Non-Governmental Organisations and its contractors to ensure that support and accommodation for asylum seekers meets the needs of individual service users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
599552
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria for inclusion in the limited post-study work visa pilot were; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 48003 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot has been introduced to test the benefits of a differentiated approach within the education sector on the basis of compliance with immigration sponsorship requirements.</p><p>The four universities chosen to participate in the Tier 4 visa pilot, namely the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Imperial College London, were chosen on the basis of their consistently low visa refusal rates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
682378
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Asylum 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to (a) ensure that the initial discussions on asylum applications are correct and (b) reduce the number of asylum decisions overturned at appeal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 62574 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 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>All asylum claims lodged in the UK are carefully considered on their individual merits against a background of relevant case law and up to date country information. We ensure that claimants are given every opportunity to disclose information relevant to their claim before a decision is taken, even where that information may be sensitive or difficult to disclose.</p><p> </p><p>We are working to improve the quality of decision-making to ensure that we properly consider all the evidence provided and get decisions right the first time. UK Visas and Immigration has an internal audit process, consisting of reviews by senior case workers and independent auditors, which assesses whether Home Office policy has been followed.</p><p> </p><p>An allowed appeal is not in itself an indication that our decision was incorrect at the time it was made though we aim to reduce the allowed appeal rate by analysing the reasons why appeals are allowed and using this to further improve guidance and training.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T14:03:21.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T14:03:21.017Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
673653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Refugees: Children 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on relocating child refugees from France, Greece and Italy; and how many child refugees have been so relocated to the UK since the Immigration Act 2016 came into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 60199 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 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2016, we transferred over 900 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to the UK from Europe, including more than 750 from France as part of the UK’s support for the Calais camp clearance. Approximately 200 of these children met the criteria for section 67 of the Immigration Act.</p><p>More eligible children will be transferred from Europe, in line with the terms of the Immigration Act, in the coming months and we will continue to meet our obligations under the Dublin Regulation. In addition to our long standing secondee in Italy, we have seconded an expert to Greece who has been working closely with UNHCR, IOM and the Greek authorities to identify potentially eligible children under section 67 of the Immigration Act and support transfers under the Dublin Regulation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-01-19T13:23:06.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-19T13:23:06.19Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process the Government plans to use for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 55560 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 2016-12-07more like thismore than 2016-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government signed the Istanbul Convention to show its strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls, and this Government remains committed to ratifying it.</p><p>In most respects, the measures already in place in the UK to protect women and girls from violence comply with or go further than the Convention requires.</p><p>Further amendments to domestic law, to take extra-territorial jurisdiction over a range of offences, are necessary before the Convention can be ratified. We will seek to legislate when the approach to implementing the extra-territorial jurisdiction requirements in England and Wales is agreed and Parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2016-12-07T16:48:07.45Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-07T16:48:07.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 War Crimes 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process is in place for individual constituents to bring alleged cases of war crimes to the attention of the war crimes unit and the relevant authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 2281 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The investigation and prosecution of individuals suspected of war crimes is an operational matter for the police. Any decision to investigate or prosecute is the responsibility of the police in consultation with Crown Prosecution Service. In particular, the War Crimes Team of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) has national responsibility within England and Wales for the investigation of such offences, including genocide, crimes against humanity and torture; it is their responsibility, accordingly, to determine the recourses necessary to carry out this function.</p><p> </p><p>Referrals from the public can be made directly to the War Crimes Team at the following email address:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="mailto:SO15Mailbox.WarCrimesunit@met.pnn.police.uk" target="_blank">SO15Mailbox.WarCrimesunit@met.pnn.police.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidelines on this referral process can be found on the Crown Prosecution Service’s website:</p><p> </p><p>- <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/agencies/war_crimes.html" target="_blank">https://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/agencies/war_crimes.html</a></p><p> </p><p>As policing is a devolved matter in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the responsibility for investigations into alleged war crime offences, and the referral system, is an operational matter for Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, respectively.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 2283 more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:01:18.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T12:01:18.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
793086
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star this property date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 HM Passport Office: Edinburgh 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has for the Passport Office in Edinburgh; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 114871 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 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Due to an over-capacity for passport interviews, Her Majesty’s Passport Office will be closing some offices that only offer this element of the passport service.</p><p> </p><p>Less than three per cent of UK passport applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process each year. These office closures will ensure that passport fee payers are not subsidising excess offices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T11:37:55.69Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T11:37:55.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this