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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Innovation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide a list of all publicly-owned testing centres for innovation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We want the UK to be the world’s most innovative economy and through the Industrial Strategy we have an ambition to raise total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, and 3% in the longer term.</p><p>There is no single definition or list of government supported testing centres for innovation. However, the government supports innovation through a number of mechanisms including:</p><ul><li>Public Sector Research Establishments are research and development institutes. An example is the National Physical Laboratory, developing and maintaining national measurement standards.</li><li>The Catapult Network which helps to bridge the gap between business, academia, research and Government.</li><li>Advanced Propulsion Centre facilitates funding to UK-based R&amp;D projects developing low-carbon emission powertrain technologies.</li><li>The Aerospace Technology Institute identifies global opportunities for UK organisations in research and technology.</li><li>The Knowledge Transfer Network provides innovation networking for businesses.</li></ul>
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 2019-06-18T14:10:31.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:10:31.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1130994
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Carbon Emissions 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which (a) businesses and (b) business organisations have declared an intention be net-zero carbon by 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 262225 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We received representations from a number of organisations, including a letter from over 120 businesses, to adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations on net zero. I am pleased to confirm that on 12 June, the Government laid draft legislation to set a new net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for the UK, to be delivered by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change.</p><p> </p><p>Delivering a net zero target must be a joint endeavour, crossing political boundaries, and encompassing all parts of society. We have already seen many businesses set their own ambitious targets and intentions to be net zero.</p><p> </p><p>As part of Green GB and NI Week 2018, more than 60 businesses made significant pledges worth millions to cut emissions while continuing to grow the green economy. As we prepare for Green GB and NI Week 2019 (launching on 4<sup>th</sup> November), we continue to encourage and support businesses in setting such targets.</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 2019-06-18T16:49:24.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:49:24.157Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1130995
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from medical organisations in support of a policy of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 262226 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have received calls from a number of organisations, including in the medical sector, to adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation of a new emissions target for the UK of net zero greenhouse gases by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>I am pleased to confirm that on 12 June, the Government laid draft legislation to set a new net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for the UK, to be delivered by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-18T16:49:34.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:49:34.557Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1129498
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of GDP is represented by energy use; and what proportion of GDP is estimated to be represented by energy use by (1) 2030, (2) 2040, and (3) 2050, if their current climate change policies are enacted. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL15983 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UK expenditure on energy including imports was approximately £150bn (including taxes) or £113bn (excluding taxes, duties and levies) in 2017[1]. As a direct share, this is 5-7% of GDP depending on the inclusion of taxes, duties and levies. The Government is working to continue to improve energy efficiency across the economy in order to deliver affordable, clean and secure energy – the amount of energy used per unit of GDP has already fallen by 49% since 1990, and we are independently assessed as leading the G20 in cutting emissions while growing the economy since 2000. Our ambitious plans and policies to mitigate against the threat of climate change are set out in the Clean Growth Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government publishes projections of the future volume of energy use based on current and planned policies under a range of sensitivities from now to 2035. The most recent projections can be found on Gov.uk.</p><p>[1] Table 1.4 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (copy attached)</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:32:50.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:32:50.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property file name Table 1.4 Digest of UK Energy Statistics.xls more like this
unstar this property title able 1.4 Digest of UK Energy Statistics more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1132058
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: North East 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to PQ 259210 on Energy: North East, which organisations registered in the North East have been allocated the funding referred to in the Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 264393 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The following organisations registered in the North East are involved in current active projects within the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund challenge <em>Prospering from the Energy Revolution</em>:</p><ul><li>Newcastle University</li><li>Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Development Service Limited</li><li>Engie Services Holding UK Limited.</li></ul> more like this
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 2019-06-18T16:49:04.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:49:04.777Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
1129546
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Steel: Loans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent loan of £120 million to enable British Steel to meet its emissions trading compliance costs required a Ministerial direction. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16031 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has not issued any Ministerial Directions in respect of British Steel.</p><p>This loan agreement was fully commercial and state aid compliant, valued at around £120m, under Section 7 of the Industrial Development Act 1982. Under the agreement the Government purchased emissions allowances on behalf of British Steel ensuring it met its 2018 ETS obligations. Failure to comply with its ETS obligations would have led to a fine of around £500m, on top of the costs of ETS compliance of around £120m.</p><p>In return, under a deed of forfeiture, the company’s 2019 allowances will be assigned to the Government once issued, and the proceeds from selling these is expected to cover the costs of purchasing allowances for British Steel. The Government’s view is that the 2019 allowances will still be issued to British Steel in insolvency.</p><p>The Government’s assessment is that the Deed of Forfeiture offered value for money to the taxpayer, with benefits exceeding the costs, predicated on the level of confidence around security, even in the event of insolvency.</p><p>This position was supported by the independent Industrial Development Advisory Board which assessed the proposal in their statutory role and agreed with the Government’s value for money assessment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:50:34.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:50:34.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1131209
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to reopen the Office for Product Safety and Standards review of Whirlpool tumble dryers following continued consumer concerns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 263236 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards published a report of its review in April 2019 and issued a decision letter requiring Whirlpool to take action in a number of areas. OPSS has been assessing the response by Whirlpool closely and the investigation remains ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>On 4<sup>th</sup> June the Office for Product Safety and Standards notified Whirlpool of its intention to serve a recall notice in respect of the remaining unmodified tumble dryers still in use. This is the appropriate next regulatory step.</p><p> </p><p>We are following up on all information referred to us about consumers who have experienced a serious issue with affected machines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:26:10.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:26:10.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to boost productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 264346 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. ​​The Industrial Strategy is how we are creating an economy that works for everyone: highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, supported by low taxation and smart regulation. ​</p><p> </p><p>Through a cross-government programme, Industrial Strategy focuses on:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Strengthening the Foundations of productivity – by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</li><li>Building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses through Sector Deals between government and industry.</li><li>Taking on Grand Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, Clean Growth, Ageing Society and Future of Mobility - society-changing opportunities and industries of the future where the UK can build on its strengths and lead the world.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:51:32.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1132060
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading National Federation of SubPostmasters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, when he expects to receive the response from the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 264364 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Hon Member should expect to receive a reply week commencing the 17 June from Alisdair Cameron, the Group Interim Chief Executive, in response to his question asking how many subpostmasters use services provided by the NFSP.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:07:32.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:07:32.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1132059
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading National Federation of SubPostmasters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer 5 June 2019 of Question 257667 on National Federation of SubPostmasters, if he will clarify what is meant by operational matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 264363 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>As stated previously, while the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The number of postmasters accessing NFSP services is a matter for Post Office Limited, as they are responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:06:58.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:06:58.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this