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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Bodies (26 Jun 1978)

Mrs Judith Hart: This is obviously a very difficult question, but most of the people involved in the joint funding schemes are not so much VSO volunteers as people employed by the voluntary agencies who tend to have a career working with them and for them. There is a slight difference there. But there are problems concerning the volunteers returning here. I wish that there could be more people going overseas...

Foreign Affairs and Defence (24 Nov 1980)

Mr William Shelton: ...Corps. I am sure that hon. Members will know that the Peace Corps is very similar to the Voluntary Service Overseas organisation in this country, which I also support very much. The director of VSO is an ex-colleague of ours, Mr. Frank Judd, for whom we all had a great respect. The VSO receives from the Overseas Development Agency just under £2 million, and it receives another £1 million...

International Development (Brandt Report) (12 Dec 1980)

Mr William Shelton: ...certainly did not commit suicide and it is unlikely that it was an accident. I should also like to praise Voluntary Service Overseas, which is run by an ex-colleague in the House, Mr. Frank Judd. VSO's budget from the ODA is just under £2 million. That is a good way for Governments to help. The money goes not to the Government another country but to an organisation which sends people to...

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...

Hunger in the World (9 May 1983)

Mr Matthew Parris: ...food. My hon. Friend the Member for Upminster spoke also of Voluntary Service Overseas, and I agree that this is important. I saw a great deal of it when I was in Africa. However, the problem with VSO members is that they are usually sent out between school and university, and the experience is often more valuable for them than it is to the people whom they teach. They learn much, but at...

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?

Opposition Day: Co-operation and Economic Development in the Commonwealth (21 Nov 1983)

Mr Guy Barnett: ...now 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...

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?

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,...

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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Joint Funding Scheme (11 Jul 1988)

...ServicesRCSBRichmond FellowshipSave the Children FundSCIAFScoutsSOS Sahel InternationalSport AidSt. Johns AmbulanceTanzania Development TrustTear FundUganda Society Disabled ChildrenVSOWater AidWork-Start OverseasWorld University ServiceWorl VisionWorld Wildlife FundY-Care

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Third World (4 Dec 1989)

Hilary Armstrong: I recognise the important contribution of VSO. I should like to thank the Minister and ask whether she will have discussions with her right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science to ensure that the implementation of the student loans scheme does not affect the financial ability of young people to work for at least two years in the Third world with VSO and to work when...

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...

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,...

Opposition Day: Overseas Aid and Development (22 Jun 1994)

Mr Alastair Goodlad: ...to 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...

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?

Gap Year Students (1 Jul 1998)

Mr Nick St Aubyn: ..., in the United States, with a $50 million grant from the United States Government, the number of Peace Corps volunteers—Peace Corps is a programme that was directly inspired by the example of VSO—has doubled to 10,000 a year. There is other evidence that there has been a change in attitudes in our country, which we must do something to address. There is evidence that the number of...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Peace Corps (1 Jul 1998)

Nicholas Winterton: There is VSO.

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...


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