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Written Answers — International Development: Overseas Aid (6 Dec 2010)

Stephen O'Brien: ...received the highest levels of funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) in financial year 2009-10 are as follows. NGO Total (£000) 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...

Human Rights — Debate (2 Dec 2010)

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick: ...honour to be able to welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, and to congratulate her on her very powerful maiden speech. She began her great life of compassion and commitment before she went as a VSO volunteer to Nigeria in the mid-1960s to work as head of science in a girls' secondary school. Her litany of responsibilities, duties, commitments, committees and professional obligations...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Overseas Voluntary Sector (24 Nov 2010)

Angus MacNeil: I shall not say Na h-Eileanan an Iar again. What the Minister said sounded very welcome on first hearing. Is he guaranteeing that VSO organisations that believe their funding will be cut will not suffer a sudden drop in their funding but will be able to continue on their expected path-that come this April, the axe will not be falling?

Charitable Sector — Motion to Take Note (5 Oct 2010)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...Overseas. I spent two years between my degree course and my postgraduate year working in Kenya as a schoolteacher. I now have the enormous privilege of being a trustee on the international board of VSO. I have been delighted at the number of Members of this House and of the other place who have done short placements with VSO in countries where they could be useful. I offer that opportunity...

Global Poverty (1 Jul 2010)

Jim Fitzpatrick: I welcome the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues to their places and wish them well during their tenure. In respect of personal experience, my wife and I were able to benefit from a VSO placement in Bangladesh. The VSO placement scheme for parliamentary colleagues has been running for a couple of years, but will his Department continue to support it? It offers parliamentary colleagues an...

Latin America — Debate (24 Jun 2010)

Baroness Coussins: ...from the Mexican authorities. Will he also say what steps the UK is taking to ensure the full implementation of the EU guidelines on human rights defenders? I also pay tribute to the work of VSO, which since 2008 has operated in five Latin American countries-Bolivia, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador-in addition to its programme in Guyana which has been in place since 1964. Its...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Sittings Patterns (21 Jun 2010)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Will the hon. Gentleman also take into account the extra-curricular activities of MPs of the better kind, such as contributing to VSO overseas? I have reluctantly cancelled a two-week engagement with VSO this summer because of the uncertainty. It is undoubtedly the case that the additional activities that MPs undertake-for example, on promoting workers' rights overseas-are to be protected....

Zimbabwe — Debate (10 Jun 2010)

Lord Hughes of Woodside: ...with the Zimbabwean Government and, following completion of the process, will be able formally to announce placements with partners in Zimbabwe. This is very good news. We should commend VSO for that and wish it well. There are also good signs, as the noble Lord, Lord St John of Bletso, mentioned, for press freedom. Some papers have been newly published and some republished. Although...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Scottish Government Staff: Scottish Government Staff (18 Mar 2010)

John Swinney: ... Tayside Police 1 The Crown Estate 1 The Crown Office 1 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 1 Treasury Solicitors Department 1 UK Trade and Investment 1 University of Stirling 1 VSO Scotland 1

[Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair] — Assistance to Communities (11 Mar 2010)

Tom Levitt: ...of that to take place, to the mutual advantage of both partners. Particularly interesting is the way in which some private sector organisations engage with charities such as Pilotlight and even VSO, and provide opportunities for managers in business to get some life experience by working with third sector organisations. They see those organisations as a resource and pay on a commercial...

Sudan — Debate (7 Jan 2010)

Lord Judd: ...with convincing arrangements for both north and south on dependence on Port Sudan as the exit point for exports. I vividly recall that I was in south Sudan in 1983, on a visit as the director of VSO, when the garrison down the road from Juba rebelled. General Garang had been recalled from his PhD studies in the States to try to persuade the garrison to behave itself. I was staying at an...

Bill Presented — Personal Responsibility: Protection of Elderly People (Unsolicited Mail) (15 Jul 2009)

Andrew Robathan: ...; Network for Animals; People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. I also have letters from human charities, including St. Christopher's Fellowship; VSO; St. Mungo's; Feed My People; Medical Mission International; Ethiopia Aid; Christian Blind Mission and-most perversely-Help the Aged. All those begging letters arrived in one month. Indeed,...

Africa (30 Mar 2009)

Hilary Armstrong: ...talks about "African-led solutions", and we have to do a lot more on those, particularly in helping people in civil society to be active across the board. Perhaps he will join me in congratulating VSO Jitolee—the Kenyan independent Voluntary Services Overseas organisation—which is organising the work of internal volunteers. People from Kenya are volunteering to work not only all around...

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Angus MacNeil: not stem from only one part of the political spectrum—we think of the works of Stalin, and of Mao in the cultural revolution. Like the Under-Secretary, last summer I spent some time with VSO, and I was sent to Cambodia, where an auto-genocide happened. At that time, I was a young boy and blissfully unaware of what was happening there. That happened in an extreme left country, but was...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (20 Nov 2008)

Linda Fabiani: ... Malawi £20,000.00 University of Stirling Malawi £65,500.00 University of Strathclyde Malawi £51,000.00 University of Strathclyde Malawi £33,750.00 Vetaid Tanzania £19,629.00 VSO Global Exchange Malawi £40,000.00 Waverley Care Trust Zambia £19,646.00 Westgate Health Centre Malawi £31,000.00 World Exchange Malawi £35,000.00 WWF Scotland South Africa...

Sierra Leone (29 Oct 2008)

Ivan Lewis: ...the development of parliamentary debate and, more importantly in this context, Government policy. I thank my hon. Friend making the decision to go to Sierra Leone. The feedback that we have from VSO and from the project at which she worked suggests that she would be more than welcome to return. She made a tremendous commitment while she was there. Her nursing expertise and professionalism...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Official and Charity Receptions: 10 Downing Street (22 Jul 2008)

Gordon Brown: ... 40 Mrs Blair 21/05/2007 Government - Public Sector 150 Prime Minister and Mrs Blair 15/05/2007 Charity - Royal Parks 40 Mrs Blair 09/05/2007 Charity - Lord Mayors Appeal (VSO) 40 Mrs Blair 08/05/2007 Charity - Speakability 40 Mrs Blair 02/05/2007 Charity - Jospice 40 Mrs Blair 01/05/2007 Charity - Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation 40 Mrs Blair ...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (11 Jun 2008)

Nicola Sturgeon: Guidance was issued to NHS boards in HDL (2006) 8 Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and NHSScotland Partnership. This pilot project ran from April 2006 to February 2006 to March 2008 and was aimed at encouraging NHSScotland healthcare professionals to volunteer overseas. The Health Directorate has since written to health boards encouraging them to continue to support staff wishing to take...

Millennium Development Goals (1 May 2008)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...Health Partnership, which was launched last September, already places more emphasis on better links from within our own health services. Another way is a greater use of volunteering. The latest VSO initiative to expand its Civil Service pension scheme is a modest beginning, but it has won Cabinet support and should act as a catalyst to the NHS trusts to promote this partnership....

Scottish Parliament: International Education (24 Apr 2008)

Rt Hon Jack McConnell: ...was a plan to extend that scheme to education staff at all levels in Scotland, following the end of the pilot in March this year. Is that scheme still under consideration? The partnership with VSO can contribute to the knowledge that our teachers and lecturers have here, as well as contribute to countries in the developing world.

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