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Written Answers — International Development: Nepal (8 Mar 2004) to 15 major UK based non-governmental organisations in the form of Partnership Programme Agreements. A number of these organisations currently support activities in Nepal, including VSO who have 29 volunteers working in the Nepalese education sector.

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (4 Feb 2004)

Mr. Gareth Thomas: Under the Partnership Programme Agreement with DFID, the VSO grant for 2004–05 will be £24,460,000. The grant for 2004–05 will be £24,860,000. In the past two years, the grant has made up approximately 75 per cent. of VSO's total income and we have no reason to believe that this will change during 2003–04 and 2005–06. The total number of volunteers supported by...

Development Aid (21 Jan 2004)

Lord Judd: ...of development aid in tackling world poverty and the part played by the United Kingdom's aid programme; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I declare an interest as a former director of Oxfam and VSO, and as a trustee, past and present, of NGOs concerned with overseas development and international security matters. My thanks go to the Overseas Development Institute and Saferworld, which,...

International Women's Day (6 Mar 2003)

Robert Key: disestablishment for the time being. [Hon. Members: "Go on."] Do not tempt me! The hon. Member for Guildford (Sue Doughty) spoke of her personal experience in Eritrea. She talked about water, VSO, solar energy and the British Council. I am grateful to her for sharing her experiences. The hon. Member for Hampstead and Highgate (Glenda Jackson) was, as ever, an example to us all. She...

Written Answers — International Development: HIV/AIDS (4 Mar 2003)

Clare Short: ...Reproductive Health Education and HIV/AIDS education—Kyrgyzstan: HIV/AIDS Education Project for young people—China. Eastern Europe United Nations Fund for International Partnerships. Pacific VSO HIV/AIDS personal and social education for Kiribati youth.

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (31 Oct 2002)

Lord Filkin: ...from whom people might be drawn. We suggested a leading researcher or academic as the chair, representatives from UNHCR and Human Rights Watch, a senior immigration lawyer to be nominated by ILPA, VSO, the International Committee of the Red Cross, FCO, IND, LCD—this is quite a good list of acronyms—and an independent expert from Chatham House. We do not see a need to go further than...

Humanitarian Crisis (Afghanistan) (28 Feb 2002)

Mr Tony Colman: ...the Department of Trade and Industry about the creation of credit lines for Afghanistan. I wish to make a final point about the importance of education. I mentioned earlier the strong plea from the VSO teacher in Kashmir. When we went to schools in the refugee camps, we saw evidence of a tremendous thirst for learning. We were disappointed by the number of schools for girls compared with...

Poverty and Terrorism (27 Feb 2002)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: ...expenditure through UK civil society organisations in 2000-01 was £184 million, the largest sums being sent to the British Red Cross, Care International UK, Oxfam, Save the Children Fund and the VSO. Faced with the obvious threat which terrorism poses to our way of life since September 11th, we have also redoubled our efforts to deal with terrorism head on. We can all take pride in the...

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (12 Feb 2002)

Hilary Benn: DFID has not been approached by either Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) or by other voluntary organisations about additional insurance premiums payable by them in the aftermath of 11 September 2001. This is a matter for VSO and the insurance companies. DFID already provides VSO with over £23 million a year under a three-year Partnership Programme Agreement worth £71.5 million.

Written Answers — International Development: HIV/AIDS (30 Jan 2002)

Clare Short: ...(SADC). The programme aims to develop capacity in Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland to mount an effective response to the HIV epidemic. DFID is also financing Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Soul City, a regional non- government organisation, for HIV/AIDS work in the region.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mongolia (27 Nov 2001)

Denis MacShane: English for special purposes; communication and presentation skills; and interpreting skills. We also provide support through our embassy for 10 Department for International Development-funded VSO volunteers working on English language teaching for secondary school teachers.

Scottish Parliament: United Nations International Year of Volunteers (7 Feb 2001)

Richard Simpson: ...leverage it," we can reinforce the voluntary sector more effectively. Voluntary Service Overseas is a very good example of such an arrangement. For every £1 that is contributed by an individual to VSO, the other grant mechanisms at local, national and international levels turn that £1 into £6. I commend to the Parliament and to the Executive the concept of leverage—it is worth...

Global Poverty (7 Feb 2001)

Baroness Massey of Darwen: ...drug companies do not attempt to ensure that people in, for example, Southern Africa, have easy access to life-saving drugs. I am somewhat more cynical than the noble Lord, Lord Taverne. The VSO position paper on drug deals points out that in many cases, prices of originator medicines are higher in developing countries than in developed countries. What a dreadful irony! Drug companies are...

Voluntary Service for Young People (5 Jul 2000)

the Earl of Sandwich: ..., which together see the advantage of adding value to education. Aid agencies generally take the view that young volunteers benefit from gap years more than do their host countries. Many years ago, VSO insisted that skills were necessary but it has now returned to recruiting young volunteers again. I believe that there is still some debate about that. Of course, poverty always demands more...

Britain's Strategic Interests (7 Jun 2000)

Mike Gapes: ...; I am sorry but I must conclude. Strategic interests are about more than international organisations. I had the pleasure today of hosting a reception in the House for Voluntary Service Overseas. VSO sends young people from this country to assist in developing countries worldwide. An early-day motion on today's Order Paper highlights the areas in which it is involved. I believe very...

Orders of the Day — Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill: Annual Registration of Overseas Voters (13 Mar 2000)

Denis MacShane: ...When I was travelling in on the tube today, I saw a moving advertisement for Voluntary Service Overseas, asking people to work for £400 a year and to risk malaria to fly the flag for Britain. Many VSO members subsequently remain in the international community because of a love of their country, and I do not think that their vote should be taken away. Thirdly, I feel that, in a global...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Voluntary Sector: Voluntary Sector (15 Feb 2000)

Jackie Baillie: ...30,664 30,664 30,664 Midlothian VA 13,716 14,500 14,500 Moray VSO 27,427 27,427 27,427 NW Sutherland CCA 19,202 20,000 25,000 ...

International Development: Anti-Poverty Strategy (19 Jan 2000)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...the British Government's commitment to fight HIV, including the recent announcement by the Prime Minister of £23 million additional funding, which--I am pleased to say--includes £1.2 million to VSO. HIV is so pervasive, it is important that it is not treated just as a medical issue. It should be integrated into every business activity and every development project. In VSO, the approach...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Know-how Fund (11 Nov 1998)

Mr George Foulkes: ...Devizes (Mr. Ancram), who has moved round the country from East Lothian to South Edinburgh and who now resides in Devizes, knows very well what I did. I say honestly that I was not aware that the VSO had moved back to taking school leavers. We have been supporting substantially its programme for volunteers, with each volunteer costing about £12,500. We have been giving significant...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Peace Corps (1 Jul 1998)

Nicholas Winterton: There is VSO.

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