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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....

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...

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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland - Response to a Resolution of the House - 7 March 2018 (23 May 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: ...in Northern Ireland is treated fairly, supported, and not disadvantaged in accessing public and private goods and services. The newly-formed Northern Ireland Veterans Support Office (NI VSO) - embedded in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Northern Ireland and acting on behalf of the confederation of service charities - functions as a single point of contact for veterans who...

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...

Integrated Review (16 Mar 2021)

Pauline Latham: ...to Yemen and Sudan, to mention just two countries where children, mothers and whole families are devastated by what they have to face. We are also aware that although funding is being decided, VSO currently does not know when that funding is coming. If it does not have funding by the end of this month, it will have to end its covid-19 response programme in 18 countries, leaving 4.5 million...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (22 Apr 2021)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: .... Frank and my father later became colleagues in the Commons, and both had a driving commitment never to return to the horrors of the war that they had seen. I went to Kenya at about that time with VSO for two years, and Frank later became its director. We both remained strong advocates of that organisation, and it is that which inspires me today. Frank was horrified at the way in which...

Gender Equality in Overseas Parliaments (25 Jun 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: ...to remind us of the position in which women around the world continue to find themselves in relation to influence and power. An excellent paper published by the international development charity VSO—Voluntary Service Overseas—highlights that women are estimated to account for almost two thirds of the people globally who live in extreme poverty. Women perform two thirds of the world’s...

Overseas Service (School Leavers) (14 May 1965)

Mr John Tilney: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Dorking (Sir G. Sinclair), I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Molloy) on having initiated this important debate. I thought that the hon. Member for Ealing, North was a little hard on the industrialists when he spoke of the absence of cloth in Africa. I urge him to go to Kaduna, to see the textile mill which was established there...

Voluntary Overseas Services (12 Dec 1962)

Mr Reginald Prentice: The Peace Corps volunteers are aged 18 and over just as are the volunteers of V.S.O., although I think that a higher proportion of the members of the Peace Corps may be over 20 rather than below that age. As I say, they range from 18 upwards.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (23 Feb 1965)

Mr Albert Oram: I thank my hon. Friend for what he says and I take it as a credit to the Department, but it should be noted that these efforts are not just Government efforts but are the efforts of the voluntary societies, particularly V.S.O. We are very grateful for all they are doing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Nigeria (Aid) (3 May 1966)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Did the right hon Gentleman meet any of our technical assistants or V.S.O. people during his visit, and will he confirm that they are doing most valuable work there which is greatly appreciated?

Oral Answers to Questions — Diplomatic Service (27 Feb 1967)

1. The figures in brackets are candidates whose entry has been deferred for postgraduate study or V.S.O.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Students (Voluntary Service Overseas) (27 Jun 1968)

Mr Denis Howell: This information is not available in my Department, but I understand from Voluntary Service Overseas that universities generally allowed such postponement for V.S.O. service in 1968–69.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: European Volunteer Programme (30 Jun 1969)

Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: Since this country has so much more experience in this field—through V.S.O., for example—than any other country, will not my hon. Friend do what he can to offer that experience to our neighbouring countries in Western Europe?

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?

International Development (Brandt Report) (12 Dec 1980)

Mr Robert Rhodes James: I am a member of the executive of Voluntary Service Overseas. My hon. Friend might not be aware that the Government, in spite of strictures from the Opposition, have increased their contribution to VSO.

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?

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?

International Development (1 Jul 1997)

Mr Andrew Rowe: Should my right hon. Friend not declare an interest? Is he not a returned VSO volunteer himself?


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