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International Development: Anti-Poverty Strategy (19 Jan 2000)

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey: ...of education to communities; and, with it, people can then begin to use other skills. I happen to be president of the British Executive Service Overseas, which sends rather older volunteers than VSO to many communities to stimulate particularly small, medium and micro enterprises. In doing that, BESO is sharing knowledge. The people involved are frequently retired from major companies and,...

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 ...

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...

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...

Voluntary Service for Young People (5 Jul 2000)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...years and undertaking voluntary service. My Lords, it gives me enormous pleasure to be able to introduce this debate. I must immediately declare an interest as chair of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). In my six years as chair, I have seen the real benefits of volunteering to everyone involved: to individuals, to host organisations, and to employers. Not only that, but I believe it is...

Global Poverty (7 Feb 2001)

Baroness Whitaker: ..., international development turns them on, whether it is the struggle for a sustainable environment or humanitarian aid, the rewarding experience of teaching in a gap year or working as a trained VSO nurse. Those young people will take note of the White Paper and recognise the quality of the Government who produced it. The nearly 8,000 hits last month on the White Paper website, which is...

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...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Mongolia (27 Nov 2001)

Denis MacShane: ...in English for special purposes; communication and presentation skills; and interpreting skills. We also provide support through our embassy for 10 Department for International Development-funded VSO volunteers working on English language teaching for secondary school teachers.

Written Answers — International Development: HIV/AIDS (30 Jan 2002)

Clare Short: ...(SADC). The programme aims to develop capacity in Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland to mount an effective response to the HIV epidemic. DFID is also financing Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Soul City, a regional non- government organisation, for HIV/AIDS work in the region.

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (12 Feb 2002)

Hilary Benn: DFID has not been approached by either Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) or by other voluntary organisations about additional insurance premiums payable by them in the aftermath of 11 September 2001. This is a matter for VSO and the insurance companies. DFID already provides VSO with over £23 million a year under a three-year Partnership Programme Agreement worth £71.5 million.

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...

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...

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (31 Oct 2002)

Lord Filkin: ...from whom people might be drawn. We suggested a leading researcher or academic as the chair, representatives from UNHCR and Human Rights Watch, a senior immigration lawyer to be nominated by ILPA, VSO, the International Committee of the Red Cross, FCO, IND, LCD—this is quite a good list of acronyms—and an independent expert from Chatham House. We do not see a need to go further than...

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.

International Women's Day (6 Mar 2003)

Mrs Valerie Davey: ...books are the lecturers. Having looked along the shelves, I would not want many of the books to be taken out because they date back to the 1970s. A librarian is what that college actually needs. A VSO librarian, as opposed to a teacher or a lecturer, would send that college forward by leaps and bounds. Legislation is being introduced thick and fast in the Tanzanian Parliament, but it needs...

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,...

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (4 Feb 2004)

Mr. Gareth Thomas: Under the Partnership Programme Agreement with DFID, the VSO grant for 2004–05 will be £24,460,000. The grant for 2004–05 will be £24,860,000. In the past two years, the grant has made up approximately 75 per cent. of VSO's total income and we have no reason to believe that this will change during 2003–04 and 2005–06. The total number of volunteers supported by...

Written Answers — International Development: Nepal (8 Mar 2004)

...support to 15 major UK based non-governmental organisations in the form of Partnership Programme Agreements. A number of these organisations currently support activities in Nepal, including VSO who have 29 volunteers working in the Nepalese education sector.

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...

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...


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