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Millennium Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (23 Oct 2013)

Lord Judd: I declare an interest as the former director of Oxfam and VSO, and also currently as a trustee of Save the World. Congratulations are due to the noble Baroness, Lady Jenkin, on having secured the debate and on her highly effective speech in introducing it. She established the need for a major debate in this House, preferably in government time, because this is such an important part of their...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Second Reading (22 Oct 2013)

Lord Judd: My Lords, I begin by declaring my interests. I have worked both as an executive and as a volunteer in a number of charity and voluntary agencies. I was director of VSO, director of Oxfam and more recently I am a trustee of Saferworld. My activities have mainly been in the international realm but also very much nowadays in the environment role as well. I think that we are in a grave situation...

Armed Forces (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill (1 Feb 2013)

Thomas Docherty: ...holds its armed forces in great respect. On the rare occasions that you get away from the House of Commons, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and travel to an airport in the United States, you will often find a VSO office providing refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy some relaxation. Regrettably, we have not yet persuaded our airports to do something similar. Perhaps the Minister will reflect on...

HIV (Developing Countries) — [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] (19 Dec 2012)

Pamela Nash: ...the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Save the Children, Oxfam, Christian Aid, and Voluntary Service Overseas; I could go on with the list for the rest of the afternoon. I shall concentrate first on VSO, as I was lucky enough to do volunteer work with it in Kenya during the last recess. It became clear to me that civil society plays a key role in Kenya when it comes to the response to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Council (8 Nov 2012)

Hugo Swire: ...Global Xchange and the EU-funded Youth in Action programme. Global Xchange was a seven-year youth volunteering programme run in partnership by the British Council and Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) from 2005-12. The Global Xchange programme came to an end in March 2012. Data for the British Council's contribution to the Global Xchange budget for the period 2007-08 to 2011-12 is provided...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (3 Jul 2012)

Baroness Northover: ...aid in each year since 2008-09 are detailed in the following table. 2008-09 2009-10 Standard Chartered Bank* Adam Smith Int* Crown Agents and Admin** The Crown Agents* HLSP Ltd* VSO Adam Smith Int* GRM International* Maxwell Stamp Plc* KPMG Development Service KPMG Development Service* Crown Agents Govts and Admin HTSPE Ltd* Save the Children British...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (20 Jun 2012)

Baroness Northover: ...Standard Chartered Bank* UNDP Crown Agents Govts and Admin** UNICEF UNICEF UNFPA Adam Smith International* Adam Smith International* Maxwell Stamp PLC* The Crown Agents* UNDP VSO KPMG Development Service * GRM International* HTSPE LTD* International Monetary Fund British Council* KPMG Development Service 2010-11 2011-12 World Bank World Bank ...

Ilias Ali (24 May 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...announced that he is to visit Bangladesh soon. He might know that my wife, Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick, and I worked with Voluntary Service Overseas in Bangladesh. If he has an hour to spend with VSO when he is there, I am sure that he would be welcomed and shown the connections that VSO has made between London and Dhaka.

Uganda (Human Rights) (24 Apr 2012)

Kerry McCarthy: 2007, when I was one of the guinea pigs for the Voluntary Service Overseas parliamentary scheme, in which MPs are sent to work on short-term placements in the summer. I spent a few weeks at VSO head office in Kampala, and I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Pamela Nash) that it is a beautiful country, with very friendly people. I very much enjoyed my visits...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions (15 Mar 2012)

Earl Howe: Any staff who volunteer for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) are eligible to maintain their access rights to the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales. This can be achieved by means of an overseas direction under Section 7(2) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967, which means that staff retain membership of the scheme. Alternatively, staff can receive additional...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (1 Mar 2012)

Baroness Hayman: I do so because today's debate may bea week early for International Women's Day but it is perfectly timed for me. I am less than 48 hours out of Kathmandu and a parliamentary placement with VSO, volunteering in Nepal. I would like to record my thanks to VSO for enabling me to undertake that work-it has been in that country for nearly 50 years now-and particularly to record my...

Volunteering (21 Jun 2011)

Angus MacNeil: May I mention VSO—Voluntary Service Overseas? I was told tonight that the average age of VSO volunteers is 44, although many are young people. Those who are past their careers and are grandparents have an awful lot to give. Volunteers go overseas and give in a targeted and intelligent way, capacity building in other societies, and they deserve special mention for the work that they do.

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Work: Young People (4 May 2011)

Stephen O'Brien: Details of the Department for International Development's (DFID's) support to Civil Society Organisations, including Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), are published in Statistics on International Development (SID) which is available in the House Library and online at Figures for 2005-06 to 2009-10 are reproduced as follows. Provisional 2010-11 figures will be published in the...

Business of the House: UN Women (10 Mar 2011)

Stephen O'Brien: ..., she spoke for girls and women around the world. My hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Tony Baldry) and the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) spoke with a background in VSO, which has been terribly instrumental for many people who have had the opportunity to work abroad. They made some important points about leadership and ensuring that we allow testimony to inform...

Written Answers — International Development: Third Sector (4 Mar 2011)

Alan Duncan: ...Development (DFID) has long recognised the value of volunteering and the vital contribution made by volunteers to development, and to local communities and charities. DFID currently supports VSO, the UK's leading volunteering agency, with a strategic grant worth £89 million (2008-2011). This is currently being renewed for a further three years. DFID's ministerial team is strongly...

International Women's Day — Debate (3 Mar 2011)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: act, not just for our girls and young women, as we have just heard from my noble friend Lady Dean, but for women all over the world. Like many noble Lords, I received an excellent briefing from VSO entitled The Godmothers: Keeping UN Women on Track. I have a very high regard for the work of VSO and I hope to do a placement with them in the Whitsun Recess, treading in the footsteps of...

NHS: Global Health — Question for Short Debate (20 Dec 2010)

Baroness Hollins: My Lords, I, too, welcome the initiative of my noble friend Lord Crisp in calling for this debate. As a former VSO volunteer myself in Nigeria many years ago-an experience that I consider to have had a major influence on my career and outlook-I am keen to give more opportunities for healthcare professionals today to gain a better understanding of global health issues. I should like to discuss...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Non-Governmental Organisations (13 Dec 2010)

Baroness Verma: ...the largest amounts of support from the Department for International Development (DfID) over the past five years are as follows. (All figures in £000s.) 2009-10 British Red Cross 39,611 VSO 34,124 International Rescue Committee UK (IRC) 26,400 Save The Children 25,551 OXFAM 23,646 Christian Aid 17,043 CARE International UK 12,005 International Planned...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Overseas Voluntary Sector (8 Dec 2010)

Angus MacNeil: first hand the great work that Voluntary Service Overseas volunteers do worldwide. Can the Prime Minister assure the House that he will continue to provide the necessary and expected support for VSO to continue to improve the lives of 26 million people around the world?

Written Answers — International Development: Non-governmental Organisations: Finance (7 Dec 2010)

Stephen O'Brien: ... 2,410 Practical Action 1,060 PROGRESSIO 3,470 Save The Children 9,320 Skillshare International 3,508 Transparency International 1,060 Trades Union Congress (TUC) 1,200 VSO 31,660 Wateraid 1,680 World Vision UK 2,620 WWFUK 5,730

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