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Young People - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...have had the privilege of being involved with Voluntary Service Overseas in different ways over the last 50 years, twice as a volunteer. My first volunteering experience was in Kenya for two years. VSO has been the lead charity running International Citizen Service, a programme for 18 to 25 year-olds initiated by the coalition Government in 2011. A diverse range of young people go to a...

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...

Ebola — Question for Short Debate (8 Jan 2015)

Lord Fowler: ...a two-part thing. It is neither desirable nor possible to have a blanket ban on the immigration and emigration of medical staff. Ideally, it should be a two-way process, as an excellent report by VSO makes clear. But what is clear at the moment is that Africa appears to be a very heavy loser from this process and that we in the West would do well to mount an inquiry to see what can be done...

Prayers: Overseas Aid (21 Feb 1964)

Mr Robert Carr: That is why I interrupted the hon. Member. I wondered why he stuck to hundreds rather than thousands. Apart from those recruited and paid for by my Department, the Crown Agents and the British Council also recruit. It is difficult to be sure at any moment—I appreciate the difficulty of the House here—regarding categories about whom we are talking. When I am asked a Question in the House...

Sierra Leone — Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hayman: ...risks for healthcare workers in treating women giving birth. There has been a terrible toll of stillbirths. The Maternal and Newborn Health Unit of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and VSO are even now working to bring forward a programme to build again maternity services that in the past were so inadequate that the maternal mortality ratio in Sierra Leone was the worst in the world....

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — HIV/AIDS (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ..., Central, saw a programme in Malawi, which the Department is funding, that will increase the number of nurses and doctors over the next six years. Part of that programme involves ensuring through VSO that trainers are training future trainers in Malawi so that the process is sustainable in the longer term, as the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness and others have made clear.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Second Reading (22 Oct 2013)

Lord Judd: My Lords, I begin by declaring my interests. I have worked both as an executive and as a volunteer in a number of charity and voluntary agencies. I was director of VSO, director of Oxfam and more recently I am a trustee of Saferworld. My activities have mainly been in the international realm but also very much nowadays in the environment role as well. I think that we are in a grave situation...

Sudan — Debate (7 Jan 2010)

Lord Judd: ...with convincing arrangements for both north and south on dependence on Port Sudan as the exit point for exports. I vividly recall that I was in south Sudan in 1983, on a visit as the director of VSO, when the garrison down the road from Juba rebelled. General Garang had been recalled from his PhD studies in the States to try to persuade the garrison to behave itself. I was staying at an...

Orders of the Day — National Emergencies Organisation (12 Nov 1968)

Mr Graham Page: I wish to draw the attention of the House to the need for a national emergency organisation, or perhaps a better phrase might be the need for a nation-wide organisation capable of action in the sort of emergencies that we have recently seen, with appropriate equipment, trained personnel, and so on, within its command. The emergencies that I have in mind are the disasters of floods, excessive...

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,...

International Women’s Day: Progress on Global Gender Equality - Motion to Take Note (8 Mar 2018)

Baroness Burt of Solihull: ...about other areas. The noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, talked about Albania and the noble Baroness, Lady Manzoor, about Pakistan. Last December I went as a volunteer to Karachi to support the work of VSO and its celebration of Women of the UN’s 16 days of activism against violence against women, working with the police and others to publicise efforts to encourage abused women to come...

Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note (6 Mar 2014)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...s participation and influence matters. Women, especially those from poor backgrounds in the developed and developing worlds, are marginalised within decision-making processes and institutions. As VSO points out in its excellent document Women in Power: Beyond Access to Influence in a Post-2015 World , there is clear evidence that where women participate and influence decision-making, it is...

Development Aid (21 Jan 2004)

Lord Judd: ...of development aid in tackling world poverty and the part played by the United Kingdom's aid programme; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I declare an interest as a former director of Oxfam and VSO, and as a trustee, past and present, of NGOs concerned with overseas development and international security matters. My thanks go to the Overseas Development Institute and Saferworld, which,...

Humanitarian Crisis (Afghanistan) (28 Feb 2002)

Mr Tony Colman: ...the Department of Trade and Industry about the creation of credit lines for Afghanistan. I wish to make a final point about the importance of education. I mentioned earlier the strong plea from the VSO teacher in Kashmir. When we went to schools in the refugee camps, we saw evidence of a tremendous thirst for learning. We were disappointed by the number of schools for girls compared with...

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...

[Mr. Eric Illsley in the Chair] — Assistance to Communities (11 Mar 2010)

Tom Levitt: ...of that to take place, to the mutual advantage of both partners. Particularly interesting is the way in which some private sector organisations engage with charities such as Pilotlight and even VSO, and provide opportunities for managers in business to get some life experience by working with third sector organisations. They see those organisations as a resource and pay on a commercial...

Poverty and Terrorism (27 Feb 2002)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: ...expenditure through UK civil society organisations in 2000-01 was £184 million, the largest sums being sent to the British Red Cross, Care International UK, Oxfam, Save the Children Fund and the VSO. Faced with the obvious threat which terrorism poses to our way of life since September 11th, we have also redoubled our efforts to deal with terrorism head on. We can all take pride in the...

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...

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