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1138662
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for a decision on visitor visa application from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 276517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Information on performance against service standards for UKVI international operations is published in the Migration transparency data, the latest publication of which is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-may-2019</a>.</p><p>These indicate that the large majority of straightforward non-settlement visas (the large majority of which are visitor visas), 98.7%, are completed within the service standard of 15 working days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:14:00.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:14:00.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1138663
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas 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 the Home Department, what performance targets his Department has put in place for the time taken to make a decision on a visitor visa application form (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 276518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Under our published customer service standards we aim to process straightforward non-settlement applications within 15 working days.</p><p>The information for the latest quarter available is published online.</p><p><br>Data on entry clearance visa processing times, including the percentage and number of visas that are processed within service standards, is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data</a> (then listed by publication date under ‘UK Visas &amp; Immigration’).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:13:13.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:13:13.803Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1138618
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Disciplinary Proceedings 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267262 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings, what plans he has to ensure the (a) police and (b) Independent Office for Police Conduct take forward the next steps identified in the event of an investigation going beyond 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 276578 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to legislate to establish a requirement for the police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to provide written notification to the Local Policing Body and, as appropriate, other prescribed parties, when an investigation into alleged police misconduct takes more than 12 months to complete.</p><p>A further notification will be required every 6 months thereafter if necessary. The notification will require the police or IOPC to provide an update on the progress of the investigation, an estimate of when it expects the report of the investigation to be submitted, an explanation for any delay and a summary of planned steps to bring the investigation to a conclusion.</p><p>This is the first time that the police or IOPC will have a statutory requirement to report on timeliness of investigations. This increased level of scrutiny is intended to improve accountability, and greater transparency will help to deliver further improvements in timeliness.</p> more like this
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
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276577 more like this
276579 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1138617
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Disciplinary Proceedings 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267262 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings, what information a written explanation is required to include in the event of an investigation going beyond 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 276577 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to legislate to establish a requirement for the police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to provide written notification to the Local Policing Body and, as appropriate, other prescribed parties, when an investigation into alleged police misconduct takes more than 12 months to complete.</p><p>A further notification will be required every 6 months thereafter if necessary. The notification will require the police or IOPC to provide an update on the progress of the investigation, an estimate of when it expects the report of the investigation to be submitted, an explanation for any delay and a summary of planned steps to bring the investigation to a conclusion.</p><p>This is the first time that the police or IOPC will have a statutory requirement to report on timeliness of investigations. This increased level of scrutiny is intended to improve accountability, and greater transparency will help to deliver further improvements in timeliness.</p> more like this
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
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276578 more like this
276579 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1138619
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Disciplinary Proceedings 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267262 on Police: Disciplinary Proceedings, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of requiring a written explanation in the event of an investigation going beyond 12 months times on lowering investigation times; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 276579 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to legislate to establish a requirement for the police and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to provide written notification to the Local Policing Body and, as appropriate, other prescribed parties, when an investigation into alleged police misconduct takes more than 12 months to complete.</p><p>A further notification will be required every 6 months thereafter if necessary. The notification will require the police or IOPC to provide an update on the progress of the investigation, an estimate of when it expects the report of the investigation to be submitted, an explanation for any delay and a summary of planned steps to bring the investigation to a conclusion.</p><p>This is the first time that the police or IOPC will have a statutory requirement to report on timeliness of investigations. This increased level of scrutiny is intended to improve accountability, and greater transparency will help to deliver further improvements in timeliness.</p> more like this
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
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276577 more like this
276578 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:45:38.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1138624
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Finance more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will allocate more funding to the fire service in the 2019-20 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 276608 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Fire and rescue services have the resources they need to do their important work and will receive around £2.3 billion in 2019/20.</p><p>Fire and Rescue Services funding requirements from 2020/21 will be considered as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
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
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less than 2019-07-16T16:02:37.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:02:37.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1138710
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Staff more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed in the processing asylum applications in the UK Visa and Immigration team. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 276581 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The number of staff who are employed by UK Visas and Immigration in the processing of asylum applications, is not held in a way that can be easily aggregated. To obtain this information would require detailed reporting against multiple cost centres and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>Decisions on asylum claims are made by decision makers in Asylum Operations. There are recruitment strategies in place to maintain staffing at the required levels to allow us to manage asylum intake and reduce the overall time to make initial asylum decisions.</p><p>All asylum claim lodged in the UK are carefully considered on their individual merits against a background of relevant case law and up to date country information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:40:58.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:40:58.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1138661
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visitor visas from (a) US, (b) Russian, (c) Indian and (d) Chinese citizens were (i) granted and (ii) declined in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 276516 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Applications for visit visas are considered against Appendix V of the Immigration Rules and on a case by case basis. Detailed information on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases is published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance</a>.</p><p>Information on total entry clearance visas (the majority of which are visitor visas) broken down by nationality and outcome (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed) is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_02_q at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019-data-tables</a>.</p><p>Please note that the large majority of US nationals coming to the UK as visitors do not require an entry clearance visa, as shown in the Immigration Rules at (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules</a>).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:08:28.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:08:28.583Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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533
unstar this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1138669
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma: Death more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference the report entitled, Asbestos-related diseases in Great Britain, 2018, published in October 2018, how many deaths from mesothelioma there were in each (a) region and (b) local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
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John Healey more like this
star this property uin 276514 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The latest mesothelioma death statistics for Great Britain by region and local authority were published on the HSE website on 3 July 2019 and are summarised in the report at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/mesoarea.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/mesoarea.pdf</a>.</p><p>Mesothelioma deaths and Standardised Mortality Ratios by region and local authority area for the period 1981-2017 are available in tables MESOAREA01 and MESOAREA02 for males and females respectively at <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/tables/mesoarea.xlsx" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/tables/mesoarea.xlsx</a> . The statistics are further broken down by a 5-year time-period in tables MESOAREA03 and MESOAREA04 for males and females respectively.</p><p>Standardised Mortality Ratios allow an assessment of whether the death rate in each area is higher or lower than that for Great Britain as a whole, after allowing for population age differences.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:50:42.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:50:42.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1138697
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of supplementing the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme with a centrally allocated fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 276576 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The reforms to the Social Fund in 2013 allowed local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to deliver their own local provision for people who are in need of urgent help. Local authorities are best placed to decide how to promote and target flexible help to support local welfare needs. The Government has no further plans to review provision.</p><p> </p><p>The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015-16 identifies a notional amount relating to local welfare provision in each upper-tier and unitary authority’s general grant, totalling £129.6 million for England. The notional allocation for local welfare provision remains at £129.6 million in England in the Local Government Financial Settlement until 2019/20. There are no plans to ring-fence this notional allocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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276564 more like this
276565 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:11:48.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4511
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this