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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...

Overseas Development Assistance: Budget - Commons Urgent Question (27 Apr 2021)

Baroness Coussins: My Lords, the VSO was told last Friday that its volunteering for development grant would get a one-year extension, amounting to a 45% cut. How does this represent either protection for the VSO, which the Foreign Secretary promised, or help for 4 million of the world’s poorest and most marginalised, whose services from the VSO will now have to be scrapped? Will the Government reconsider the...

VSO: Volunteering for Development Programme - Private Notice Question (16 Mar 2021)

Baroness Hollins: My Lords, I speak as a former VSO volunteer; I believe that VSO has created a large cohort of outward-facing, global citizens connected by a belief in what UK aid can achieve overseas. The Government like to talk about “global Britain”, but is the Minister aware that unless a positive decision to renew the grant for VSO is made by the end of the month, the organisation will have to notify...

Volunteering (21 Jun 2011)

Angus MacNeil: I echo the hon. Gentleman’s sentiments about VSO wholeheartedly. I had the privilege and the enrichment of a VSO placement in Cambodia in 2008. I hope more Members take up his suggestion and give time to VSO.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Apr 2021)

Wendy Morton: The Foreign Secretary announced that we would provide funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) this year in his statement on ODA allocations to Parliament on 21 April. We have offered VSO funding for the V4D programme until the end of this financial year 2021/22. Officials have also started discussions with VSO on our future relationship.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Foreign Secretary announced that we would provide funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) this year in his statement on ODA allocations to Parliament on 21 April. We have offered VSO funding for the V4D programme until the end of this financial year 2021/22. Officials have also started discussions with VSO on our future relationship.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Foreign Secretary announced that we would provide funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) this year in his statement on ODA allocations to Parliament on 21 April. We have offered VSO funding for the V4D programme until the end of this financial year 2021/22. Officials have also started discussions with VSO on our future relationship.

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.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance (13 Apr 2021)

Wendy Morton: As mentioned in my previous reply, we are working through the implications of changes in our aid budget for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the review...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Overseas Aid (24 Mar 2021)

Wendy Morton: ...decision to temporarily reduce our aid budget. We are now working through the implications of these changes for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (29 Mar 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...decision to temporarily reduce our aid budget. We are now working through the implications of these changes for all individual programmes and partners, including Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). Volunteers and volunteering organisations like VSO make an important contribution. We have offered VSO a short-term funding extension for the Volunteering for Development programme, while the...

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Overseas Voluntary Sector (24 Nov 2010)

Sir David Amess: ...reinforces just how valuable this scheme is to a nation. Furthermore, the pattern that I mentioned is repeated for southern volunteers from India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Uganda, to name just a few. VSO volunteers also make other aid more effective. Many of our partners received direct funding from the Department for International Development, other donor Governments and international...

Orders of the Day — Post Office (Borrowing Powers) Bill: Clause 1. — (Extension of Borrowing Powers.) (15 Feb 1967)

Mr John Wells: Before my hon. Friend leaves the point about the way in which the Post Office slipped through the increases in overseas postal charges, may I point out that young people overseas on V.S.O. have to pay the full postal price, which was increased at that time, and the Department was most curmudgeonly in refusing to allow young people on V.S.O. to enjoy the Forces' preferential rate? The Forces...

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 — 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...

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...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas (25 Mar 2021)

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) (1) to continue its overseas development work, and (2) to offer voluntary opportunities; and what assessment they have made of the contribution of the experience gained by returning VSO volunteers to wider society in the UK.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Voluntary Service Overseas: Grants (29 Apr 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: The Foreign Secretary has announced that we will provide funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) this year in his statement on ODA allocations to Parliament on 21 April. We have offered VSO funding for the V4D programme for 2021/22.

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.

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...


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