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Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Jun 2016)

Lord Judd: ...importance of this issue. When I talk about my life experience, I have until recently been a trustee of Safer World, I am a one-time chair of International Alert, and of course I worked with Oxfam, VSO and others over quite a number of years. Significantly, I also look back to my ministerial days, when I had the privilege of serving at defence, overseas development and the Foreign Office....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment (19 Dec 2016)

Margot James: ...for England) City of Westminster Irish Government Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (German Government) Northern Gas Networks BP UK Ltd Shell UKPIA Ernst and Young LLP Jacobs VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) The Crown Estate CTSI (Chartered Trading Standards Institute).

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Judd: ...Development, before moving on to the Foreign Office. I have served both professionally and voluntarily in the development sphere in various non-governmental organisations, including as director of VSO and subsequently Oxfam. To all of us involved in that work, the importance of the Bill, which I very much endorse, and of the amendment that has just been spoken to, cannot be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland (8 Nov 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...the regional Personnel Recovery Unit within 38 (Irish) Brigade. Any veteran whose needs are not met by statutory bodies or the charitable sector is looked after by a Veterans' Support Office (VSO), linked to each of the veterans champions established in every local authority. There is an intention to provide additional resources to strengthen the VSOs and improve NI's capacity to identify...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (19 Dec 2017)

Alistair Burt: For the current financial year (2017/18), Voluntary Service Overseas is set to receive a total income of £47,846,000 from DFID for implementing programme work. The two largest programmes that VSO deliver are International Citizen Service (ICS) (£26,570,000) and Volunteering for Development (V4D) (£17,000,000). ICS enables around 6,000 young people per year to contribute to poverty...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Citizen Service (27 Dec 2017)

Alistair Burt: ...develop skills, such as record keeping. Entrepreneurship projects are fully consistent with the priorities set out in DFID’s Economic Development Strategy, published in January 2017. DFID and VSO, who deliver ICS, are currently undertaking research on the long-term economic benefits, to be completed over the next 18 months.

Volunteering - Question for Short Debate (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...life-changing for me. One thing that it did was to make it very clear that you really can make a difference—you just have to decide that is what you are going to do. I have been re-involved with VSO over the last 10 years in various governance roles. My experience is not unique. VSO recently surveyed over 3,000 of its former volunteers from across the globe to find out more about the...

European Union Citizenship: Armed Forces Covenant: Northern Ireland (7 Mar 2018)

Mark Lancaster: ...to improve co-ordination between statutory bodies and service charities; the work of veterans champions, located in each of the 11 local authorities in Northern Ireland and linked with the VSO, tirelessly keeping the concerns of personnel in the community spotlight; or the work building on the bespoke aftercare service referred to by the right hon. Gentleman and provided by the Ulster...

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...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland - Response to a Resolution of the House - 7 March 2018 (23 May 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: ...in Northern Ireland is treated fairly, supported, and not disadvantaged in accessing public and private goods and services. The newly-formed Northern Ireland Veterans Support Office (NI VSO) - embedded in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Northern Ireland and acting on behalf of the confederation of service charities - functions as a single point of contact for veterans who...

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...

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...

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...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

James Duddridge: ..., offers opportunities for more mature people. Instead of going on a typical Committee visit where everyone goes to one place, would it be possible to starburst out and use an organisation such as VSO to be in the ditches, in the huts and at the delivery units and warehouses, keeping our ear to the ground—not with any fixed purpose, but genuinely to listen and engage? As we all know from...

Sudan and South Sudan - Question (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Chidgey: ...in the world. Can the Minister tell me whether any of the aid workers killed were sent from the UK—for example, from the DfID mission established as part of the peace process in South Sudan, VSO workers or any other UK personnel?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Coronavirus (12 May 2020)

Wendy Morton: ...for how volunteers can be deployed in a responsible, effective and safe way. DFID’s Volunteering for Development (V4D) programme, delivered in partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is working through volunteers to directly respond to the pandemic in 18 developing countries. V4D volunteers are working within national response efforts to: ensure continued access to education...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Northern Ireland (18 May 2020)

Johnny Mercer: ...healthcare, including mental healthcare, is the purview of the NHS in England, and the Devolved Administrations in the rest of the UK. We are currently working with the NI Veterans Support Office (VSO) to take forward the important work of delivering the Armed Forces Covenant to our veterans in NI. The VSO has developed strong links between the NI Government Departments, Local Government...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Poliomyelitis: Disease Control (1 Dec 2020)

Wendy Morton: .... The Small Charities Challenge Fund provides grants to UK charities addressing Global Goals. The Volunteering for Development programme, delivered in partnership with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), supports volunteers to make an impact in the world's poorest communities.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Volunteering for Development (8 Mar 2021)

Wendy Morton: ...the implications of these changes for individual programmes, including for the Volunteering for Development grant. No decisions have yet been made. We understand the need to communicate with VSO in a timely manner regarding this grant.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (15 Mar 2021)

Wendy Morton: ...the implications of these changes for individual programmes, including for the Volunteering for Development grant. No decisions have yet been made. We understand the need to communicate with VSO in a timely manner regarding this grant.


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