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Oral Answers to Questions — Indonesia (15 Mar 1973)

Miss Joan Hall: Is my right hon. Friend aware that one the greatest desires of the people in Indonesia is to learn the English language? Although the British Council and VSO do a very good job, it is not enough. Will he take a leaf out of the book of the French Government, who are very enthusiastic about pushing the French language, and be more enthusiastic about making sure that the English language can be...

Defence (1 Mar 1971)

Mr Stephen Hastings: I listened with interest to the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson). Although he is not the defence spokesman for the Liberal Party, the hon. and learned Gentleman was at least full of ideas about the subject. The debate so far has been constructive on both sides. However, I must take up the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery on one point. He made a good deal of the fact...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: European Volunteer Programme (30 Jun 1969)

Mr Geoffrey De Freitas: Since this country has so much more experience in this field—through V.S.O., for example—than any other country, will not my hon. Friend do what he can to offer that experience to our neighbouring countries in Western Europe?

Representation of the People Bill (18 Nov 1968)

Mr William Hamling: I agree. I have seen in my constituency—not my present constituency, but up North, where I used to stand—people who were clearly not fit to vote, being taken from a home to vote by attendants. But we shall not apply the standard of mental capacity. We do not and should not. We say that people vote because they are a certain age. But if we were to take the standard of mental capacity,...

Orders of the Day — National Emergencies Organisation (12 Nov 1968)

Mr Graham Page: I wish to draw the attention of the House to the need for a national emergency organisation, or perhaps a better phrase might be the need for a nation-wide organisation capable of action in the sort of emergencies that we have recently seen, with appropriate equipment, trained personnel, and so on, within its command. The emergencies that I have in mind are the disasters of floods, excessive...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Students (Voluntary Service Overseas) (27 Jun 1968)

Mr Denis Howell: This information is not available in my Department, but I understand from Voluntary Service Overseas that universities generally allowed such postponement for V.S.O. service in 1968–69.

University Students (15 Mar 1968)

Mr William Hamling: On that I shall not dwell, I promised to speak for only three minutes. I speak only of the young men I used to teach. They were as fine a body of young people as one would ever wish to meet. They were decent. They were honest. They were good citizens. One thinks of V.S.O. and of what was said by the hon. Member for Somerset, North (Mr. Dean) in our previous debate about helping the disabled...

Oral Answers to Questions — Diplomatic Service (27 Feb 1967)

1. The figures in brackets are candidates whose entry has been deferred for postgraduate study or V.S.O.

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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Nigeria (Aid) (3 May 1966)

Mr Nigel Fisher: Did the right hon Gentleman meet any of our technical assistants or V.S.O. people during his visit, and will he confirm that they are doing most valuable work there which is greatly appreciated?

Orders of the Day — Rent Bill: New Clause "D". — (Notice to Quit Furnished House Let by Owner-Occupier.) (1 Nov 1965)

Mr Graham Page: I beg to move, as an Amendment to the Lords Amendment, to leave out lines 10 to 12. The new Clause is similar to the Clause relating to unfurnished dwellings when the owner-occupier lets for a specific period and, having occupied the premises himself, gives notice that he will require to reoccupy at the end of the tenancy. In the case of furnished dwellings, the owner-occupier, in order to...

Overseas Service (School Leavers) (14 May 1965)

Sir Spencer Summers: I can hardly think that anybody will seek to oppose the Motion which has just been moved. Many of us should count ourselves fortunate that the hon. Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Molloy) has chosen this subject to take advantage of his luck in the Ballot. In commending the Motion to the House he drew attention to the extent to which squalor, ill-health and under-nourishment exist in the world...

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Voluntary Service Overseas (23 Feb 1965)

Mr Albert Oram: I thank my hon. Friend for what he says and I take it as a credit to the Department, but it should be noted that these efforts are not just Government efforts but are the efforts of the voluntary societies, particularly V.S.O. We are very grateful for all they are doing.

Ministry of Overseas Development (10 Nov 1964)

Mr Tom Driberg: In view of the implications of the two questions from the Opposition Front Bench, will my right hon. Friend resist the temptation to attach ideological strings to aid? Secondly, when she refers to liaison with voluntary bodies, may I ask her whether she is thinking primarily of what one might call charitable bodies, such as Oxfam and War on Want, or whether she is referring also to...

Prayers: Overseas Aid (21 Feb 1964)

Sir Charles Mott-Radclyffe: I beg to move, That this House welcomes the increase in Britain's aid to developing countries recorded in Command 2147, and urges Her Majesty's Government, in implementing the expressed intention to increase this effort still further, wherever possible; to have especial regard to the recruitment of British men and women to serve overseas, to the training in this country of students from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Technical Co-Operation: Volunteers (Inspection of Work) (18 Feb 1964)

Mr Robert Carr: Staff of the voluntary societies which send out the volunteers make overseas visits for this purpose. British Embassies and High Commissions keep in touch with the volunteers and their work and the British Council looks after the volunteers sent out by one of the societies, namely V.S.O. Projects are settled by the Lockwood Committee and my Department in consultation on the request of...

Under-Developed Countries (Living Standards) (10 May 1963)

Mr Reginald Prentice: What we have is a number of voluntary bodies sending out volunteers. I do not want to criticise that in any way. They do a fine job, and the volunteers are most valuable, but the point is that in the United States there were also voluntary bodies before the Peace Corps was formed. They still send out volunteers, but they have the Peace Corps as well. I am asking that we should have one as...

Voluntary Overseas Services (12 Dec 1962)

Commander Sir John Maitland: I beg to move, That this House, having regard to the excellent work of the organisations concerned with sending volunteers overseas to help in underdeveloped countries, urges Her Majesty's Government to give every assistance to ensure the expansion and development of this work. For generations past it has been the custom for young men and women from this country to give their services in...


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