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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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 Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to restore local housing allowance rates to cover the cheapest third of local rents to improve affordability for residents in receipt of that allowance who seek to live in private accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 270236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are no plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126179
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit 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 Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 253470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions have transferred/assigned 127 volunteers to other departments to support EU Exit related work, to date 125 have returned. The remaining 2 volunteers will continue to support another department with EU Policy related activity until June/July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:03:53.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:03:53.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126573
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Sick Leave 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 Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in her Department; and what the cost was to her Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 254082 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises its legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees; this includes identifying and reducing workplace stressors. Our approach is a holistic one that utilises the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards for work related stress and follows key principles to help identify and reduce work place stressors.</p><p> </p><p>2,473 employees took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months which represents 3% of our paid staff. As a percentage, such absences equated to 10.7% of all Working Days Lost due to sickness absence. However, as the Department continues to pay salaries during sickness absence there is no direct financial cost.</p><p> </p><p>Our approach to absence is fair but robust with the emphasis on health promotion and absence prevention. The Department has a range of support from mental health toolkits, stress reduction plans plus tailored support for people who do go off sick or need support through our Employee Assistance Programme which includes counselling.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has 965 Mental Health First Aiders, who provide acute, short-term and structured support to individuals, provide reassurance and signpost colleagues to both DWP and external sources of support as appropriate. Mental Health First Aiders are also provided with continuous professional development and support for their own mental wellbeing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:17:12.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:17:12.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1123165
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Home Office: Brexit 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 recent estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 247547 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
unstar this property answer text <p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:<br>• £412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Depart-ment for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016</p><p>• £286m of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 17/18). <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf</a></p><p><br>• Over £1.5bn of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March 2018. <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a></p><p>• Over £2bn of additional funding for 19/20. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS1205, laid on the 18th December 2018. <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/</a></p><p>This funding is to cover all exit scenarios, and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU.</p><p>Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work. The Department is preparing for all eventualities and the resources available to support preparations are kept under constant review.</p><p>The Department also received £5.45m of additional funding in 2018/19, for no-deal civil contingency planning.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T11:31:26.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T11:31:26.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Home Office: Contracts 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April to Written Question 179072 on Home Office: Contracts, for what purpose gagging clauses have been included in contracts drawn up between his Department and (a) charities, (b) voluntary sector organisations, (c) social enterprises and (d) companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 247542 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 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no gagging clauses within Home Office contracts or Grant agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T13:31:18.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T13:31:18.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126122
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Home Office: Brexit 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, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 253452 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office workforce management information records only show members of staff who are currently transferred or Seconded out of the Home Office. No rolling records are maintained for staff transferred or seconded who have since returned to the Home Office. In addition, these records do not identify the specific work streams an individual has been working on.</p><p>Manual record checks would involve a disproportionate cost and would be unlikely to be able to provide the information being sought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T13:43:42.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T13:43:42.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126561
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Home Office: Sick Leave 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, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 254070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of staff in the Home Office who took sickness absence due to mental health issues in the 12 months to 30 April 2019; the proportion of the total sick absence that this comprises; and the cost to the Department of sick absence due to mental ill health during that period is set out in the accompanying table. These absences include those relating to stress, as well as other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. These conditions can be triggered by various factors.</p><p>We are committed to breaking down barriers and reducing stigma for employees living with mental health conditions. We aim to equip managers to recognise and address stress in the workplace and encourage employees to talk to their managers about mental health issues so that they can access help and support at the earliest stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property file name PQ 254070 data v2.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - PQ 254070 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1136573
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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 Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia on UK contractors assisting the Saudi-led coalition in Saudi Arabia . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 272716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working closely with our UK industrial partners to assess the possible impacts of the suspension. However, I am withholding further details as this information is commercially sensitive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:36:15.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:36:15.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Medical Equipment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the healthcare equipment that NHS England stockpiled for use in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal has expiry dates which will be surpassed by the 31 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 246433 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England has not stockpiled healthcare equipment for use in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal. The Department increased stockholding through its national procurement and logistics operation, NHS Supply Chain, as part of its contingency arrangements for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. The majority of the stockpiled medical devices and clinical consumables products have shelf lives that extend beyond 31 October 2019; however, as part of good inventory management practice, products are routinely rotated to ensure they are used ahead of expiry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T12:45:15.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T12:45:15.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements 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 Health and Social Care, whether the Government will extend the commitment to reimburse EU Member States for the cost of providing healthcare to UK nationals in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal and until the UK has secured a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the respective member state which provides for the reimbursement of costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake remove filter
star this property uin 265407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom Government has proposed to European Union Member States that, in a no-deal scenario, we should maintain the existing healthcare arrangements until 31 December 2020, with the aim of minimising disruption to UK nationals’ and EU citizens’ healthcare provision. This is subject to negotiations, which are ongoing. For UK nationals that live in EU Member States, the UK cannot unilaterally guarantee the continuation of current arrangements, as this depends on decisions by Member States.</p><p>Individuals are always responsible for ensuring they have sufficient healthcare insurance. Anyone who is living, working or studying in EU Member States should check the country specific guidance on GOV.UK and NHS.UK for updates.</p><p><br> The UK Government has committed to fund healthcare for UK nationals (and others for whom the UK is responsible) who have applied for, or are undergoing, treatments in the EU prior to and on exit day, for up to one year, to protect the most vulnerable.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T10:29:30.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T10:29:30.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this