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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Applications more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) correct information distributed by email by UK Visas and Immigration on 22 March 2019 that stated that specified nationality applications must be made online; (b) inform recipients of those emails that the information was incorrect; (c) ensure that application submitted that were not made online are treated as valid; and (d)to make available on the gov.uk website the relevant paper forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 242859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>We are unable to comment on a specific email without specific details of the communication.</p><p>UK Visas and Immigration accepts all nationality applications received if the customer has provided the required level of information and the appropriate fee. No applications which have met these conditions would be rejected.</p><p>UK Visas and Immigration does not require applications for British nationality to be made online. It is still acceptable for customers to apply using the paper forms. However, customers are encouraged to use the intuitive online application service wherever possible and assisted digital support is made available to those who would otherwise struggle to make an online application.</p><p>Information on GOV.UK will be revised to ensure that the form is available and how to apply is clear to applicants.</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 2019-04-29T15:19:30.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:19:30.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1121822
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: British National (Overseas) more like this
unstar 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 British National (Overseas) Passport Holders from Hong Kong should be able to use the United Kingdom’s e-passport gates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 245815 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is prepared to consider whether British National (Over-seas) passport holders can be added to the list of those able to use ePass-port gates routinely. In doing so, they will be assessed against the full range of factors used to determine ePassport gate access including immigration abuse, security, cooperation on border matters, prosperity etc). If this group are found to be suitable, we will endeavor to add them at the next available opportunity.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 245816 more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T12:58:04.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T12:58:04.957Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1121823
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Passports more like this
unstar 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 are for selecting which passport holders have access to e-passport gates; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting access to those gates to British National (Overseas) Passport Holders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 245816 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is prepared to consider whether British National (Over-seas) passport holders can be added to the list of those able to use ePass-port gates routinely. In doing so, they will be assessed against the full range of factors used to determine ePassport gate access including immigration abuse, security, cooperation on border matters, prosperity etc). If this group are found to be suitable, we will endeavor to add them at the next available opportunity.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 245815 more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T12:58:05Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T12:58:05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1105874
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Republic of Ireland more like this
unstar 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 (a) terms of reference and (b) time frame are for the review announced by the Prime Minister in Belfast on 5 February 2019 in relation to the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish citizens to be joined by family members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 238370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister asked the Home Secretary to work with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to review the issues, not to conduct a formal review. This work is ongoing, and as the Prime Minister has said, a solution which complies with the Belfast Agreement will be set out as soon as possible</p><p> </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 2019-04-03T17:26:54.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T17:26:54.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1091316
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 effect any extension to Article 50 would have on the (a) EU Settled Status Scheme for EEA nationals and (b) the full opening of that scheme on 30 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 234245 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 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Until the UK leaves the EU, EEA and Swiss citizens currently living in the UK, as well as UK nationals living in other EU Member States, continue to have the same rights and status, and are subject to the same residence requirements under EU law, as was the case before Article 50 was triggered. The EU Settlement Scheme will launch fully on 30 March regardless of whether Article 50 is extended.</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 2019-03-22T14:34:41.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:34:41.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1055826
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Contracts more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the transition from the asylum accommodation COMPASS contracts to the Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation contracts, whether transition, risk management and contingency plans have been shared with local authorities in participating asylum dispersal areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 217596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office has designed the Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation project to replace the current asylum accommodation and support services to ensure a smooth transition of services from one Provider to another.</p><p>The current timetable allows eight months for mobilisation and transition activities, which is similar to the time that such activity took when the current contracts came into operation.</p><p>The transition governance structure means that we are now working closely with local authorities and other statutory partners to ensure a smooth transition. Regional Transition leads are working to ensure that their regional plans are co-ordinated on a local basis with strategic stakeholders to manage risks and to ensure effective contingency measures are in place to minimise impacts to all Service Users.</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 2019-03-15T12:45:39.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:45:39.543Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1082571
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, whether her Department has written to people who will be affected by the changes to pension credit entitlement which come into force on 15 May 2019 to inform them that they will no longer be entitled to claim pension credit if their partner is not of state pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 229220 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The mixed age couple policy was legislated for in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and then the commencement order was that the mixed age couple policy change will come into force on 15 May 2019, which was announced on 14 January 2019. Following the announcement we are implementing comprehensive plans to raise awareness of the change among people who may be affected.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has written directly to mixed-age couples who are already in receipt of Pension Credit or Housing Benefit for pensioners to inform them of the changes and encourage them to find out what it could mean for them. Importantly the letters explain that mixed age couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners immediately before 15 May will not be affected for as long as they remain in receipt of either benefit after that date, and that their State Pension will not be affected.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to providing information on gov.uk and through existing departmental channels. The Department’s staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres are able to provide help and advice about the change, as will staff in local authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also worked with relevant organisations, including providing them with a fact sheet to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 229221 more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1082572
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to publicise the changes to pension credit entitlement which come into force on 15 May 2019 to (a) couples who will no longer receive that entitlement because one partner is not of state pension age and (b) other people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 229221 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The mixed age couple policy was legislated for in the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and then the commencement order was that the mixed age couple policy change will come into force on 15 May 2019, which was announced on 14 January 2019. Following the announcement we are implementing comprehensive plans to raise awareness of the change among people who may be affected.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has written directly to mixed-age couples who are already in receipt of Pension Credit or Housing Benefit for pensioners to inform them of the changes and encourage them to find out what it could mean for them. Importantly the letters explain that mixed age couples already claiming Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit for pensioners immediately before 15 May will not be affected for as long as they remain in receipt of either benefit after that date, and that their State Pension will not be affected.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to providing information on gov.uk and through existing departmental channels. The Department’s staff in Pension Centres and Jobcentres are able to provide help and advice about the change, as will staff in local authorities who administer Housing Benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also worked with relevant organisations, including providing them with a fact sheet to ensure that accurate information is available in the places where people are most likely to seek information.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 229220 more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:13:26.097Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1055899
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 he has held discussions with the Information Commissioner on the effect of the introduction of the Aspen on (a) data protection and (b) an individuals privacy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 217612 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The introduction of the Aspen Card and its effect on data protection and privacy has not been discussed with the Information Commissioner.</p><p>As part of the project, consideration was given to the privacy aspects of the scheme. The terms and conditions relating to Aspen usage received appropriate legal scrutiny prior to being published and make it clear that personal data will be used only for the prevention of fraud and to preserve the integrity of the scheme which includes ensuring the welfare of card users</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 2019-02-21T16:44:01.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:44:01.39Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1055900
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have had their asylum support (a) suspended and (b) discontinued as a result of information obtained by the monitoring of the usage of an Aspen card. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
star this property uin 217613 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Where evidence comes to light that would suggest a supported asylum ap-plicant has access to alternative accommodation and support, we would invite the applicant to give an account of their activity.</p><p>Evidence can come from a number of sources, including Aspen usage data. Suspension and any subsequent discontinuation of support due to a breach of conditions carries a right of appeal. Data is not held in a publishable format.</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 2019-02-21T16:45:37.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:45:37.927Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this