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Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 Apr 2014)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...sure that we will enjoy the encouragement of noble Lords in that endeavour, even if we are not particularly looking forward to it. I recently spent some time in the Philippines as a volunteer with VSO Bahaginan, which is the partner organisation of VSO in the Philippines. The organisation asked me to go there during the February Recess to work with the Beyond 2015 campaign there on some...

Scottish Parliament: Kashmir Earthquake (21 Dec 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...talked about enabling teachers and perhaps other professionals to go and work in Kashmir. I am very sympathetic to the idea, which we have pursued in other parts of the world through our work with VSO. In one of my conversations with the earthquake victims' relatives, we discussed the fact that a number of the people who would normally administer civil society in the affected areas were...

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...

Integrated Review - Statement (17 Mar 2021)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...Covid and improve global health. This year, we will continue to be the second-most generous ODA-spending country in the G7 as a percentage of our national income. The noble Baroness asked about the VSO. I am afraid that all I can say is that at this point no decisions have yet been made on the volunteering for development grant. She also asked about the advanced research and invention...

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 ...

European Union Citizenship: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland (7 Mar 2018)

Mark Lancaster: ...to improve co-ordination between statutory bodies and service charities; the work of veterans champions, located in each of the 11 local authorities in Northern Ireland and linked with the VSO, tirelessly keeping the concerns of personnel in the community spotlight; or the work building on the bespoke aftercare service referred to by the right hon. Gentleman and provided by the Ulster...

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...

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill: New Clause "D". — (Notice to Quit Furnished House Let by Owner-Occupier.) (1 Nov 1965)

Mr Graham Page: I beg to move, as an Amendment to the Lords Amendment, to leave out lines 10 to 12. The new Clause is similar to the Clause relating to unfurnished dwellings when the owner-occupier lets for a specific period and, having occupied the premises himself, gives notice that he will require to reoccupy at the end of the tenancy. In the case of furnished dwellings, the owner-occupier, in order to...

Topical Debate: International Development (15 Nov 2007)

Andrew Mitchell: ...face when they want to work in poor countries. A Conservative Government will establish a new health systems partnership fund—worth £5 million a year to begin with—that would pay for VSO to organise year-long placements for up to 250 British health workers to work in developing countries. It would pay toward the pension contributions of these long-term volunteers, pay for THET to...

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...

Uganda (Human Rights) (24 Apr 2012)

Pamela Nash: ...to empower them with skills to develop their own businesses. One of those young people is Betty, and a synopsis of her story will provide a good example of the tens of thousands of children that VSO is helping. Betty was abducted aged just 15 and immediately married to an older man who was a lieutenant in the LRA. She was forced to kill people with an axe. She once tried to escape with a...

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...

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...

Legal Aid — Motion to Take Note (10 Dec 2015)

Lord Judd: ...are foolish if we ever forget that. I became very convinced—even more convinced than I was already—about the importance of justice for the future of humanity during my time as director first of VSO and then of Oxfam. It is not a struggle just within Britain; it is an international issue of which we are a part. Repeatedly in that work, I saw that the real issue was justice. If you were...

HIV (Developing Countries) — [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] (19 Dec 2012)

Pamela Nash: ...the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Save the Children, Oxfam, Christian Aid, and Voluntary Service Overseas; I could go on with the list for the rest of the afternoon. I shall concentrate first on VSO, as I was lucky enough to do volunteer work with it in Kenya during the last recess. It became clear to me that civil society plays a key role in Kenya when it comes to the response to...

Written Answers — International Development: Africa: Overseas Aid (21 Apr 2008)

Gillian Merron: ...) 46 2006 2016 Health Health Sector Budget Support 12 2008 2011 HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment to Genocide survivors 4.25 2005 2010 Support for the Disabled through VSO 0.8 2005 2009 Economic Planning Support to National Institute of Statistics for Rwanda 5 2007 2010 Governance Support to Rwanda Revenue Authority Phase 6...

International Women's Day (6 Mar 2003)

Robert Key: ...to 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...

Tuberculosis — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (27 Nov 2013)

Nicholas Dakin: ...their own health when TB patients were admitted to wards. TB needs to be tackled in a sustainable way that reassures people and builds community resilience. Dr Blankley was able to use a team of VSO volunteers to provide education and reassurance, and to get TB patients in and around Kampala to complete their eight-month course of treatment. The team’s work drastically increased...

Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Jun 2016)

Lord Judd: ...importance of this issue. When I talk about my life experience, I have until recently been a trustee of Safer World, I am a one-time chair of International Alert, and of course I worked with Oxfam, VSO and others over quite a number of years. Significantly, I also look back to my ministerial days, when I had the privilege of serving at defence, overseas development and the Foreign Office....

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...


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