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Written Answers — International Development: Africa: Overseas Aid (21 Apr 2008)

Gillian Merron: ...) 46 2006 2016 Health Health Sector Budget Support 12 2008 2011 HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment to Genocide survivors 4.25 2005 2010 Support for the Disabled through VSO 0.8 2005 2009 Economic Planning Support to National Institute of Statistics for Rwanda 5 2007 2010 Governance Support to Rwanda Revenue Authority Phase 6...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development: International Development (4 Mar 2008)

Linda Fabiani: ...and livelihood in Malawi Malawi £20,000.00 University of Dundee - Developing Partnership Links between Dundee University Medical School & Healthcare Institutions in Malawi Malawi £15,000.00 VSO Scotland - Global Exchange Programme Malawi £40,000.00 Jubilee Scotland – Once The Spotlight Moves On N/A £11,415.00 NIDOS – Core Funding N/A £85,000.00 WWF Scotland –...

Africa: Conflict (13 Dec 2007)

Lord Judd: My Lords, I declare an interest as a former director of Oxfam and before that of VSO. I am currently a serving trustee of Saferworld. We all want to thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for his powerful contribution today and for having given us the opportunity to review this subject. The distressing agony of this reality of conflict is that the overwhelming majority of deaths and casualties are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2007)

Gordon Brown: ...that service. When I was in Uganda for the Commonwealth conference, I met some of the volunteers who are giving their time to help to rebuild schools and the economy in that area. I understand that VSO is 50 years old next year and many more young people want that opportunity in their gap year. I hope that it will be possible for many more people to link up with projects abroad, especially...

Topical Debate: International Development (15 Nov 2007)

Andrew Mitchell: ...face when they want to work in poor countries. A Conservative Government will establish a new health systems partnership fund—worth £5 million a year to begin with—that would pay for VSO to organise year-long placements for up to 250 British health workers to work in developing countries. It would pay toward the pension contributions of these long-term volunteers, pay for THET to...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Health Services (17 Oct 2007)

Andrew Mitchell: ...will know that our proposals would enable British health professionals to spend time in developing countries helping to build sustainable health systems. The proposals have been supported by VSO and many other NGOs, including the Tropical Health and Education Trust. As the Minister's party is clearly in the mood for nicking Conservative policies, will he make it a priority to implement as...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Modernising Medical Careers (24 Apr 2007)

Nadine Dorries: ...doctors will not have jobs, and the figure seems to range between 9,000 and 11,000, so we can safely say that it will be about 10,000. We know that the Department of Health is in discussion with VSO about finding employment for our junior doctors, which is a shameful position for the fifth largest employer in the world to be in.

Poverty and Governance (11 Jan 2007)

Lord Judd: My Lords, our appreciation is indeed due to my noble friend Lady Whitaker. Apart from my past professional work with VSO and Oxfam, I declare an interest as a member of the Friends of Oxfam and a trustee of Saferworld. The Government are to be congratulated on the work of DfID. The quality of the White Paper illustrates the calibre of the department. There is strong and effective ministerial...

Written Answers — International Development: Rwanda (18 Dec 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...development community. This is an effective way of increasing civil society's capacity to hold Government to account. For example, DFID has provided project funding to Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) to encourage associations of people with disabilities to participate in preparations for Rwanda's new Poverty Reduction Strategy. We also support capacity building in civil society groups....

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (17 Jul 2006)

Hilary Benn: ...with disabilities. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

[Sir Nicholas Winterton in the Chair] — HIV/AIDS (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ..., Central, saw a programme in Malawi, which the Department is funding, that will increase the number of nurses and doctors over the next six years. Part of that programme involves ensuring through VSO that trainers are training future trainers in Malawi so that the process is sustainable in the longer term, as the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness and others have made clear.

Written Answers — International Development: Disabled Children (Developing Countries) (11 May 2006)

Gareth Thomas: ...people's rights. DFID has partnership agreements with a number of organisations that support disability-focused activities, such as World Vision, HelpAge International, Save the Children and VSO, among others. In addition, through our partner, Action on Disability and Development, with whom we have a six-year Programme Partnership Agreement, we work to promote greater participation and...

Voluntary Sector (9 Mar 2006)

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein: ...angle. We are all grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Goodlad, for introducing this extraordinarily wide-ranging subject. From what we have heard, it covers a huge number of facets of national life—VSO, charities, trade unions, sport and so on—which are mostly matters of social endeavour. It made me think, while listening to this debate, that I started volunteering when I was at school,...

Scottish Parliament: Kashmir Earthquake (21 Dec 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...talked about enabling teachers and perhaps other professionals to go and work in Kashmir. I am very sympathetic to the idea, which we have pursued in other parts of the world through our work with VSO. In one of my conversations with the earthquake victims' relatives, we discussed the fact that a number of the people who would normally administer civil society in the affected areas were...

Education and Aid Programme (14 Oct 2005)

Lord Judd: ...an international partner. It is altogether good news that DfID is providing £1.3 million for a programme of school partnerships led by the British Council, the UK One World Linking Association, VSO and the Cambridge Education Foundation. The BBC, which has been hoping in the current year to help to promote 1,000 partnerships between schools in the United Kingdom and Africa, has, I...

Scottish Parliament written answers — International Development Fund: International Development Fund (8 Jun 2005)

Patricia Ferguson: ...£360,000 over three years to improve maternal health in Malawi. We have also agreed to fund an administrative resource within NIDOS for the benefit of all NGOs and we have agreed to work with VSO to help meet the costs of an extra 10 volunteers in Malawi. Costs for these have not been finalised. Details of expenditure will be available on the Scottish Executive website in due course.

Scottish Parliament: Make Poverty History (27 Apr 2005)

Mary Scanlon: ...cent of national income on aid by 2013. Given that time is short I will move on. My son is a qualified civil engineer with a masters degree and a specialism in providing clean water. He applied to VSO over a year ago and was prepared to give two years of his life to earn £20 a week because he wanted to help people. Despite the great need throughout the world and despite his going through...

HIV/AIDS (4 Feb 2005)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: ..., and they work with young people to develop their life skills and to combat stigma and discrimination. The volunteers do not come from the developed world alone. They do not all come from SPW and VSO. The emphasis is on recruiting as volunteers young people from within the country and the region who work alongside young people from the developed world. They work together out of the local...

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...

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...


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