§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government will provide additional funds for the appointment of experts to advise Ministers in Departments other than the Department of Health and Social Security on AIDS.
§ The Prime Minister
The current arrangements ensure that all Ministers get any scientific advice which they need on AIDS from their chief medical officer. The Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Offices have their own chief medical officers. All other departments look to the chief medical officer of the Department of Health and Social Security. I am satisfied that these arrangements are fully effective in providing expert advice for Ministers in all Departments.