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Commonwealth Development Corporation (14 Feb 1984)

Dennis Canavan: ..., reacted strongly to a letter which was written by a group of British volunteers reasonably protesting at the human rights violations taking place at NGPI. He threatened to withdraw the entire VSO programme from the Philippines. Will the Minister make it plain why a telex message was subsequently sent to Derek Nesbit, the local CDC representative, from the CDC management in London,...

British Council (Africa) (20 Oct 2004)

Joan Ruddock: .... Friend who will reply to the debate may be able to pass this on to appropriate Ministers. I understand from a recently released report about education in Zambia that was co-authored by Oxfam and VSO that the Zambian Government will pay $377 million dollars in debt repayments compared with $221 million on education, and that there are between 8,000 and 9,000 unemployed teachers in 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...

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

Mr Spencer Le Marchant: ...world 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...

Africa: Conflict (13 Dec 2007)

Lord Judd: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former director of Oxfam and before that of VSO. I am currently a serving trustee of Saferworld. We all want to thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for his powerful contribution today and for having given us the opportunity to review this subject. The distressing agony of this reality of conflict is that the overwhelming majority of deaths and casualties are...

Hunger in the World (9 May 1983)

Mr Tom Normanton: ...of account to help to combat hunger. We must help people to help themselves to fill their own bellies, not make them dependent on us. My hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, West referred to VSO. Many young men and women in my constituency have benefited enormously from serving on VSO projects, but I suggest that a greater and longer-lasting benefit would accrue to the developing...

Millennium Development Goals (1 May 2008)

the Earl of Sandwich: ...Health Partnership, which was launched last September, already places more emphasis on better links from within our own health services. Another way is a greater use of volunteering. The latest VSO initiative to expand its Civil Service pension scheme is a modest beginning, but it has won Cabinet support and should act as a catalyst to the NHS trusts to promote this partnership....

Poverty and Governance (11 Jan 2007)

Lord Judd: My Lords, our appreciation is indeed due to my noble friend Lady Whitaker. Apart from my past professional work with VSO and Oxfam, I declare an interest as a member of the Friends of Oxfam and a trustee of Saferworld. The Government are to be congratulated on the work of DfID. The quality of the White Paper illustrates the calibre of the department. There is strong and effective ministerial...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: FCDO Update (21 Apr 2021)

Dominic Raab: ...be extended to cover corruption. We have also protected Civil Society programmes, particularly Comic Relief, Commonwealth Veterans, Jo Cox Memorial grants within UK Aid Direct, UK Aid Match and VSO.Economic development and trade. FCDO will spend £491m to support new trade relationships with developing country partners, complementing our wider multilateral and capital investments to build...

Human Rights — Debate (2 Dec 2010)

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick: ...honour to be able to welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, and to congratulate her on her very powerful maiden speech. She began her great life of compassion and commitment before she went as a VSO volunteer to Nigeria in the mid-1960s to work as head of science in a girls' secondary school. Her litany of responsibilities, duties, commitments, committees and professional obligations...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 Dec 2014)

Lord Judd: ...billion. It estimates that 71% of those who die of non-communicable diseases are over 60, and some 80% of non-communicable diseases occur in low-income and middle-income countries. Like other NGOs, VSO brings home that women are two-thirds of the people globally who live in extreme poverty. While women undertake two-thirds of the world’s work and produce 50% of the food, they earn only...

UN: Sustainable Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (16 Jun 2015)

Baroness Barker: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord McConnell—my fellow VSO volunteer—for introducing this debate. I have come recently to international development and, frankly, it is a vast, complex picture to try to understand. I want to echo in part the words of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans, but also the message from the noble Viscount, Lord Ridley, which I took very...

HIV/AIDS (4 Feb 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: ..., and they work with young people to develop their life skills and to combat stigma and discrimination. The volunteers do not come from the developed world alone. They do not all come from SPW and VSO. The emphasis is on recruiting as volunteers young people from within the country and the region who work alongside young people from the developed world. They work together out of the local...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (4 Mar 2008)

Linda Fabiani: ...and livelihood in Malawi Malawi £20,000.00 University of Dundee - Developing Partnership Links between Dundee University Medical School & Healthcare Institutions in Malawi Malawi £15,000.00 VSO Scotland - Global Exchange Programme Malawi £40,000.00 Jubilee Scotland – Once The Spotlight Moves On N/A £11,415.00 NIDOS – Core Funding N/A £85,000.00 WWF Scotland –...

Defence (1 Mar 1971)

Mr Stephen Hastings: I listened with interest to the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson). Although he is not the defence spokesman for the Liberal Party, the hon. and learned Gentleman was at least full of ideas about the subject. The debate so far has been constructive on both sides. However, I must take up the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery on one point. He made a good deal of the fact...

Third-party Election Campaigning - Motion to Take Note (13 Sep 2018)

Lord Judd: ...friend Lord Christopher was chairman of the board at that time. I have also been privileged to work as general secretary of the International Voluntary Service, director of Oxfam and director of VSO, as well as being president for six years of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, which brings together organisations involved in voluntary activity from across the world, with its...

Scottish Parliament: Celebrating Scotland’s Volunteers (5 Jun 2018)

Jamie Halcro Johnston: ...regard is Voluntary Service Overseas, which, in addition to its funding from the Department for International Development, receives support from the Scottish Government’s climate justice fund. VSO is also celebrating a major milestone this year, as it marks 60 years since it was founded. Its influence has been global, not only in the work that it does but in inspiring similar...

Bill Presented — Personal Responsibility: Protection of Elderly People (Unsolicited Mail) (15 Jul 2009)

Andrew Robathan: ...; Network for Animals; People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. I also have letters from human charities, including St. Christopher's Fellowship; VSO; St. Mungo's; Feed My People; Medical Mission International; Ethiopia Aid; Christian Blind Mission and-most perversely-Help the Aged. All those begging letters arrived in one month. Indeed,...

Disability and Development (11 Dec 2014)

Kate Green: ...weeks ago, because I have just had the great privilege of visiting Rwanda as a parliamentary intern, under the auspices of Voluntary Service Overseas. I acknowledge the tremendous experience that VSO gave me—I am sure other hon. Members in this Chamber have had similar opportunities—and I place on record my interest, which is recorded in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests....

Zimbabwe — Debate (10 Jun 2010)

Lord Hughes of Woodside: ...with the Zimbabwean Government and, following completion of the process, will be able formally to announce placements with partners in Zimbabwe. This is very good news. We should commend VSO for that and wish it well. There are also good signs, as the noble Lord, Lord St John of Bletso, mentioned, for press freedom. Some papers have been newly published and some republished. Although...


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