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Written Answers — House of Lords: Non-Governmental Organisations (13 Dec 2010)

Baroness Verma: ...the largest amounts of support from the Department for International Development (DfID) over the past five years are as follows. (All figures in £000s.) 2009-10 British Red Cross 39,611 VSO 34,124 International Rescue Committee UK (IRC) 26,400 Save The Children 25,551 OXFAM 23,646 Christian Aid 17,043 CARE International UK 12,005 International Planned...

NHS: Global Health — Question for Short Debate (20 Dec 2010)

Baroness Cox: ...also declare an interest as an honorary vice-president. Sheffield University also runs an online masters programme in midwifery and maternity care, fostering many international links and contacts. VSO offers nurses opportunities to work in countries such as Cambodia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Malawi; and nurses are given extensive training prior to their placement. The VSO's Skills for...

International Women's Day — Debate (3 Mar 2011)

Baroness Coussins: ...women accounts for more deaths among women between 15 and 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. In Peru alone, a country with which I am proud to be associated on behalf of VSO's projects on access to justice for victims of domestic violence, an astonishing 50 per cent of women and girls have been subject to violence during their lifetime-the majority of them when...

Written Answers — International Development: Third Sector (4 Mar 2011)

Alan Duncan: ...Development (DFID) has long recognised the value of volunteering and the vital contribution made by volunteers to development, and to local communities and charities. DFID currently supports VSO, the UK's leading volunteering agency, with a strategic grant worth £89 million (2008-2011). This is currently being renewed for a further three years. DFID's ministerial team is strongly...

Business of the House: UN Women (10 Mar 2011)

Jim Fitzpatrick: .... The Government have stated that one of the Department for International Development’s six priorities is to lead international action to improve the lives of women and girls. As my friends in VSO say, therefore, the Government should step up to the mark and commit the funds. Without even the most minimal of financial input to keep it going, UN Women will continue to lack not only the...

Written Answers — International Development: Voluntary Work: Young People (4 May 2011)

Stephen O'Brien: Details of the Department for International Development's (DFID's) support to Civil Society Organisations, including Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), are published in Statistics on International Development (SID) which is available in the House Library and online at www.dfid.gov.uk Figures for 2005-06 to 2009-10 are reproduced as follows. Provisional 2010-11 figures will be published in the...

Volunteering (21 Jun 2011)

Angus MacNeil: May I mention VSO—Voluntary Service Overseas? I was told tonight that the average age of VSO volunteers is 44, although many are young people. Those who are past their careers and are grandparents have an awful lot to give. Volunteers go overseas and give in a targeted and intelligent way, capacity building in other societies, and they deserve special mention for the work that they do.

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (1 Mar 2012)

Baroness Hayman: ...world. I do so because today's debate may bea week early for International Women's Day but it is perfectly timed for me. I am less than 48 hours out of Kathmandu and a parliamentary placement with VSO, volunteering in Nepal. I would like to record my thanks to VSO for enabling me to undertake that work-it has been in that country for nearly 50 years now-and particularly to record my...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions (15 Mar 2012)

Earl Howe: Any staff who volunteer for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) are eligible to maintain their access rights to the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales. This can be achieved by means of an overseas direction under Section 7(2) of the Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1967, which means that staff retain membership of the scheme. Alternatively, staff can receive additional...

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...

Ilias Ali (24 May 2012)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...announced that he is to visit Bangladesh soon. He might know that my wife, Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick, and I worked with Voluntary Service Overseas in Bangladesh. If he has an hour to spend with VSO when he is there, I am sure that he would be welcomed and shown the connections that VSO has made between London and Dhaka.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (20 Jun 2012)

Baroness Northover: ...Standard Chartered Bank* UNDP Crown Agents Govts and Admin** UNICEF UNICEF UNFPA Adam Smith International* Adam Smith International* Maxwell Stamp PLC* The Crown Agents* UNDP VSO KPMG Development Service * GRM International* HTSPE LTD* International Monetary Fund British Council* KPMG Development Service 2010-11 2011-12 World Bank World Bank ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Aid (3 Jul 2012)

Baroness Northover: ...aid in each year since 2008-09 are detailed in the following table. 2008-09 2009-10 Standard Chartered Bank* Adam Smith Int* Crown Agents and Admin** The Crown Agents* HLSP Ltd* VSO Adam Smith Int* GRM International* Maxwell Stamp Plc* KPMG Development Service KPMG Development Service* Crown Agents Govts and Admin HTSPE Ltd* Save the Children British...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Council (8 Nov 2012)

Hugo Swire: ...Global Xchange and the EU-funded Youth in Action programme. Global Xchange was a seven-year youth volunteering programme run in partnership by the British Council and Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) from 2005-12. The Global Xchange programme came to an end in March 2012. Data for the British Council's contribution to the Global Xchange budget for the period 2007-08 to 2011-12 is provided...

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...

Armed Forces (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill (1 Feb 2013)

Thomas Docherty: ...holds its armed forces in great respect. On the rare occasions that you get away from the House of Commons, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and travel to an airport in the United States, you will often find a VSO office providing refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy some relaxation. Regrettably, we have not yet persuaded our airports to do something similar. Perhaps the Minister will reflect on...

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...

Millennium Development Goals — Question for Short Debate (23 Oct 2013)

Lord Judd: I declare an interest as the former director of Oxfam and VSO, and also currently as a trustee of Save the World. Congratulations are due to the noble Baroness, Lady Jenkin, on having secured the debate and on her highly effective speech in introducing it. She established the need for a major debate in this House, preferably in government time, because this is such an important part of their...

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...

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...


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