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Gap Year Students (1 Jul 1998)

Kim Howells: ...who volunteers. It is not only the student cohort, but many other people who volunteer—indeed, society depends on volunteering in many different ways. As the hon. Member for Ashford said, VSO has been of enormous importance to the image of this country. In addition, it has touched many families: my brother was a VSO volunteer in New Guinea, although he did not have a Kula Shaker album...

International Development (1 Jul 1997)

Nicholas Soames: ...and more important contribution than they can now because of the meanness or parsimony of our financial masters. I urge the right hon. Lady to ascertain whether she can secure more money for the VSO and for other like organisations and generally to encourage the young to see what they can do to help developing countries, where they will be made most welcome. My right hon. Friend Lady...

Opposition Day: Overseas Aid and Development (22 Jun 1994)

Mr Alastair Goodlad: work with South African non-governmental organisations where appropriate. On a personal basis, having done voluntary service overseas in South Africa in the early 1960s, I am glad to see VSO back in South Africa and that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. The House will recognise what progress there has been in the developing world as a whole. During the 25 years to...

Namibia Bill (5 Feb 1991)

Peter Bottomley: ...recent years the trend has been in the opposite direction. There are several ways in which we could deal with the voluntary agencies. I hope on another occasion to be able to deal with the work of VSO. My hon. Friend the Member for Eddisbury (Mr. Goodlad), who is a returned volunteer, is not present, so I shall leave that subject for the time being. We can favour providing assistance for,...

Prayers: Overseas Development (14 Dec 1990)

Peter Bottomley: ...young British person aged 21 going to it. Far more, such a young person will come back enthused for the rest of his working life. I know that the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn) did VSO. Anthony Bevins, a distinguished correspondent, who is not observing the debate, is another. People in advertising, the Civil Service and many other organisations have carried the benefit of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Third World (4 Dec 1989)

Hilary Armstrong: I recognise the important contribution of VSO. I should like to thank the Minister and ask whether she will have discussions with her right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science to ensure that the implementation of the student loans scheme does not affect the financial ability of young people to work for at least two years in the Third world with VSO and to work when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Joint Funding Scheme (11 Jul 1988)

...ServicesRCSBRichmond FellowshipSave the Children FundSCIAFScoutsSOS Sahel InternationalSport AidSt. Johns AmbulanceTanzania Development TrustTear FundUganda Society Disabled ChildrenVSOWater AidWork-Start OverseasWorld University ServiceWorl VisionWorld Wildlife FundY-Care

Opposition Day: Overseas Aid (22 Nov 1984)

Mr Francis Pym: ...for. It has not been said that the Treasury will top that up. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that there is no change. The same factors are bound to affect the BBC, the British Council, VSO, UNCTAD and so on, which all face cuts. Whether or not the Government like a $1·25 pound, they have no intention of interfering, so the costs are unknown and speculative. To go on from there and...

Commonwealth Development Corporation (14 Feb 1984)

Mr Timothy Raison: accident. It is wrong to make an innuendo without any basis. The essential point as far as the decision about the re-engagement of Miss Coote at the end of her contract was concerned was made by VSO and no pressure was put on her by the Government to reach that conclusion. It is, as the hon. Gentleman reminded the House, just over a year since I replied to an Adjournment debate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (5 Dec 1983)

Mr Alfred Dubs: ...Service Overseas volunteer in Mindanao in the Philippines until August this year, was pressurised by the British embassy in Manilla, and why the British embassy brought pressure to bear on VSO so that she should not have her stay in the Philippines extended?

Opposition Day: Co-operation and Economic Development in the Commonwealth (21 Nov 1983)

Mr Guy Barnett: to the possibility of setting up under the fund a Commonwealth development service. Such a service could recruit staff from all over the Commonwealth, including Britain. Many ex-volunteers from VSO, its Canadian equivalent, and others, would want to apply, and would come with two years' experience in the field. India, Malaysia and other countries have a fund of experience that would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Commonwealth Development Corporation (24 Oct 1983)

Dennis Canavan: On the matter of the CDC involvement in the NGPI project at Agusan Del Sur in the Philippines, why did the British authorities exert pressure for the non-renewal of the contract of a British VSO worker who was investigating allegations of the violation of human rights in the area where CDC involvement is planned?

Hunger in the World (9 May 1983)

Sir Nicholas Bonsor: help with farming, it is given in such a way that it can be used by the people who are learning from it. My hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, West spoke about the admirable work of the VSO and said that, notwithstanding its great benefit both to the communities visited and to the young people themselves, he was doubtful about the real use of that form of aid to the communities that...

Orders of the Day — Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (7 Dec 1982)

Mr John Farr: ...and by working overseas they pass on their skilled trades, be they bricklayers, plumbers, veterinary surgeons or whatever. To what extent does my right hon. Friend's Department co-operate with VSO? I welcome the CDC report which I have studied with some care. I am in the fortunate position of having my own personal copy sent to me every year. I was a little disappointed this year to see...

International Development (Brandt Report) (12 Dec 1980)

Mr Guy Barnett: ...of believing that an easy way to cut the level of Government aid is to contribute more to the voluntary organisations. That does not mean that I deny the value of organisations such as Oxfam and VSO which work in the field. My experience in VSO shows me that there is a complementary relationship between the experienced professional or expert and the volunteer who goes to a country for a...

Foreign Affairs and Defence (24 Nov 1980)

Mr William Shelton: ...Corps. I am sure that hon. Members will know that the Peace Corps is very similar to the Voluntary Service Overseas organisation in this country, which I also support very much. The director of VSO is an ex-colleague of ours, Mr. Frank Judd, for whom we all had a great respect. The VSO receives from the Overseas Development Agency just under £2 million, and it receives another £1 million...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Bodies (26 Jun 1978)

Mrs Judith Hart: This is obviously a very difficult question, but most of the people involved in the joint funding schemes are not so much VSO volunteers as people employed by the voluntary agencies who tend to have a career working with them and for them. There is a slight difference there. But there are problems concerning the volunteers returning here. I wish that there could be more people going overseas...

Papua New Guinea (Gift of a Clock) (17 Mar 1978)

Mr Spencer Le Marchant: after Nigeria. They are doing extremely well. I would hope that perhaps at some time our Government will be able to help those very worthwhile people at the end of their term of duty. In the VSO, we are no longer getting only 18-year-olds or 19-year-olds but people in very responsible jobs in their middle twenties, married couples in many cases, who are doing really worthwhile work...

Orders of the Day — English Language (Teaching Overseas) (28 Jul 1977)

Mr Roderick MacFarquhar: ...that in Egypt, where the British Council sponsored 41 ELT teachers at all levels in 1974, English International has recently opened facilities employing 50 teachers? As a nation we have sent 1,500 VSO teachers abroad to teach English, but should we not consider vastly expanding that figure by recruiting from the 20,000 unemployed teachers we have? I realise that there may be bureaucratic...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Departmental Programme (21 Feb 1977)

Mr Timothy Renton: Has the Minister noticed that the number of volunteers now serving abroad under the VSO organisation appears to be diminishing? Is it also one of the priorities of his Department to help young people to get jobs abroad in the less-developed countries?

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