§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he intends to take in the light of the report by Mr. David Webster on the performance of 396W deficiency syndrome were recorded in Scotland at the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what information he has about the trend in the number of cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Glasgow and the west of Scotland at the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
By 31 October, 13 cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) had been recorded in Scotland. Five of these were from Glasgow and the west of Scotland. It is not possible to establish trends from this small number of cases. The Government's public education compaign is intended to warn the public generally, and particularly groups at special risk, of the danger that AIDS presents to the whole population. We are continuing to give this serious disease our urgent attention.