HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 cc71-2W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what contact his Department has had with the Body Positive organisation; and if he has considered allocating it any finances to enable it to increase its level of counselling services to acquired immune defficiency syndrome sufferers.

Mr. Hayhoe

Officials from my Department's AIDS unit have contact with representatives of Body Positive on a regular basis. In the last two weeks my Department has received a request for financial assistance to meet the cost of a counselling video film being developed by Body Positive in conjunction with St. Mary's hospital, Paddington which is being considered.