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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Imagile Infrastructure Management 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 Education, how many complaints he has received about delays to private finance initiative contracts administered by Imagile Infrastructure Management in each year for which such information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Wiltshire more like this
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James Gray more like this
unstar this property uin 257428 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department is not aware of any complaints received about delays to private finance contracts administered by Imagile Infrastructure Management.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:36:58.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:36:58.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Gray more like this
1128363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: 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 Education, what steps his Department takes to ensure that (a) Imagile Infrastructure Management and (b) other private finance initiative providers holding contracts with his Department are held to account for their performance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Wiltshire more like this
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James Gray more like this
unstar this property uin 257433 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Imagile Infrastructure Management does not hold any private finance contracts with this Department. The only private finance contracts entered into by this Department are the five private finance 2 contracts procured under the recent Priority School Building Programme. The Department actively manages and enforces those contracts to hold the providers under those contracts to account for their performance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:35:39.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:35:39.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Gray more like this
1128366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: Africa more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what grants are available to people living in Africa to help towards the cost of tuition fees at UK universities; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 257434 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Scholarships are a key part of the UK’s soft power, creating lasting positive relations with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers around the world. Many scholars funded by the UK go on to take up senior leadership positions in their home countries, and the strong bond they have formed with the UK enhances our direct and indirect influence abroad.</p><p> </p><p>This enhances our diplomatic work, our efforts in promoting increased trade and investment and supports our national security through increased goodwill and cooperation.</p><p> </p><p>The Chevening Scholarship, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), funds between 300-400 scholars a year from across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 400-500 including North Africa. The FCO have awarded scholarships to over 8000 scholars across SSA since the programme began.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018 my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced an additional £2.7 million to fund up to an extra 100 scholarships across SSA, and in May 2019 my right hon. Friend, the Foreign Secretary, announced a new pan-Sub-Saharan Africa Chevening Media Freedom Fellowship programme for 60 leading journalists to train in the UK over the next 5 years.</p><p> </p><p>The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, sponsored by the Department for International Development, funds approximately 313 scholars a year from across SSA to undertake Master’s, PhD and split-site study at UK universities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:44:08.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:44:08.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1128372
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Lighting 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 Education, whether his Department holds a copy of the documents (a) Whitehaven Academy, LED Lights and Heating Report 2014-16, published on 5 September 2018 and (b) Fowey River Academy, LED Lighting Report 2014-2017, published on 4 September 2018 which were provided to the Bright Tribe Academies Trust by GPJ Consulting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
unstar this property uin 257589 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Yes, the Department holds copies of both reports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:34:34.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:34:34.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1128397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the role of teaching assistants in supporting children with special needs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 257436 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a formal assessment of the role of Teaching Assistants in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to date.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has funded the development of a number of good practice guidance documents through its SEND schools’ workforce contracts, including a guide on the Effective Deployment of Teaching Assistants, available at: <a href="https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html" target="_blank">https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Rapid Evidence Assessment (2017) (available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf</a>) on effective practice for supporting children and young people on SEND support in mainstream schools and colleges also includes an overview of available evidence on a range of specific interventions delivered by teaching assistants.</p><p> </p><p>The Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance report; “Making best use of Teaching Assistants” (available at: <a href="https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants" target="_blank">https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants</a>) offers the latest evidence and makes a number of recommendations to help schools make best use of their teaching assistants.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128398
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Classroom Assistants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants in schools; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 257437 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in service in state funded schools in England, in each year since November 2010. This information can be found in the School Workforce Census, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>FTE teaching assistants</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>213,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>219,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>232,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>243,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>255,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>263,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>265,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>262,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128421
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for children with special educational needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
unstar this property uin 257606 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>We do not make a separate assessment of adequacy of funding for services to assist deaf children, instead considering funding for these services in the round alongside funding for children with other special education needs and disabilities (SEND). We keep under review the adequacy of funding for children and young people with all SEND, including for services to help deaf children, in making allocations to local authorities and schools.</p><p> </p><p>Last December we announced additional high needs funding for those with more complex needs, amounting to £250 million, across last year and this year, bringing the total high needs funding to £6.3 billion in 2019-20. We understand that local authorities and schools are experiencing pressures on their budgets because of increasing costs and are looking carefully at how much funding will be needed in future years as we approach the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257607 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:41:44.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:41:44.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1128422
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children: Hearing Impairment 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 Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for services to assist deaf children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
unstar this property uin 257607 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>We do not make a separate assessment of adequacy of funding for services to assist deaf children, instead considering funding for these services in the round alongside funding for children with other special education needs and disabilities (SEND). We keep under review the adequacy of funding for children and young people with all SEND, including for services to help deaf children, in making allocations to local authorities and schools.</p><p> </p><p>Last December we announced additional high needs funding for those with more complex needs, amounting to £250 million, across last year and this year, bringing the total high needs funding to £6.3 billion in 2019-20. We understand that local authorities and schools are experiencing pressures on their budgets because of increasing costs and are looking carefully at how much funding will be needed in future years as we approach the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257606 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:41:45.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:41:45.027Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1128428
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Schools: Artificial Intelligence 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 Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefit of Artificial Intelligence in the classroom. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
unstar this property uin 257439 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is a complex, emerging area. The Department has seen some outstanding examples of AI and machine learning being used within schools and colleges in England to support teachers to deliver curriculum content as well as to automate burdensome non-teaching tasks such as marking.</p><p>However, the impact of these technologies in the classroom still remains largely unevidenced. We have set up a new AI Horizon Scanning group, so that policy, digital and delivery teams within the Department can explore how AI may impact our policies, as well as the benefits it can bring to the education system.</p><p>The Department also regularly engages with those at the cutting edge of these technologies. For example, the Department is a member of the new Institute for Ethical AI &amp; Machine Learning.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:37:46.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:37:46.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1127734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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 Education, what plans he has to support the attendance of EU students at UK universities after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
unstar this property uin 257033 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>EU students and staff make an important contribution to our universities and it is testament to our system that so many students from abroad choose to come and study here.</p><p>I know that students, staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities. To help give certainty, in July 2018, we announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p><p>EU nationals who start a course in England in the 2019/20 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. We recognise how important it is that students and institutions have information on eligibility for student support before applications for courses open.</p><p>Applications for courses starting in academic year 2020/21 do not open until September 2019. We will provide sufficient notice for prospective EU students on fee arrangements ahead of the 2020/2021 academic year and subsequent years in the future.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T14:43:22.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T14:43:22.137Z
star this property answering member
4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property tabling member
4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this