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Higher Education Bill (22 Jun 2004)

Lord Shutt of Greetland: ...there are opportunities for volunteering and there are no associated financial problems. There are also opportunities for people later in life. It is interesting that Voluntary Services Overseas—VSO—is keen on people who can bring many different experiences of life, who then go overseas and give their services in the third world and so on. The numbers of people who have graduated who...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Make Poverty History (27 Apr 2005)

Mary Scanlon: ...cent of national income on aid by 2013. Given that time is short I will move on. My son is a qualified civil engineer with a masters degree and a specialism in providing clean water. He applied to VSO over a year ago and was prepared to give two years of his life to earn £20 a week because he wanted to help people. Despite the great need throughout the world and despite his going through...

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.

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...

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

Baroness Coussins: ...women accounts for more deaths among women between 15 and 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. In Peru alone, a country with which I am proud to be associated on behalf of VSO's projects on access to justice for victims of domestic violence, an astonishing 50 per cent of women and girls have been subject to violence during their lifetime-the majority of them when...

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 ...

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...

Developing World: Women — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Baroness Barker: ...tremendously proud, as I hope his family are. I am delighted to take part in today’s debate to tell noble Lords about last month when I visited a shop. I had the great good fortune to be asked by VSO to be a volunteer, and as part of my volunteering placement I visited a project in Lesotho, which is run jointly by an ex-mineworkers association and VSO and is called Phoning Out Poverty...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Department for International Development (20 Aug 2014)

Margaret Mitchell: ...from throughout the UK to volunteer overseas and gives them the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience, regardless of their income, qualifications or work history. The ICS is led by VSO but funded through DFID, which recognises the positive impact that volunteering overseas can have not only on the communities in which the organisers are involved but on those who volunteer. The...

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

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...

Under-Developed Countries (Living Standards) (10 May 1963)

Mr Reginald Prentice: What we have is a number of voluntary bodies sending out volunteers. I do not want to criticise that in any way. They do a fine job, and the volunteers are most valuable, but the point is that in the United States there were also voluntary bodies before the Peace Corps was formed. They still send out volunteers, but they have the Peace Corps as well. I am asking that we should have one as...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Judd: ...Development, before moving on to the Foreign Office. I have served both professionally and voluntarily in the development sphere in various non-governmental organisations, including as director of VSO and subsequently Oxfam. To all of us involved in that work, the importance of the Bill, which I very much endorse, and of the amendment that has just been spoken to, cannot be...

Education and Aid Programme (14 Oct 2005)

Lord Judd: international partner. It is altogether good news that DfID is providing £1.3 million for a programme of school partnerships led by the British Council, the UK One World Linking Association, VSO and the Cambridge Education Foundation. The BBC, which has been hoping in the current year to help to promote 1,000 partnerships between schools in the United Kingdom and Africa, has, I...

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...

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...

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (Developing Countries) (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ...people's rights. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner, Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

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...

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