§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when his Department was first made aware that blood products contaminated with the AIDS virus had been given to haemophiliacs treated at the University Hospital of Wales.
§ Sir Raymond Gower
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest information regarding the total number of cases of AIDS reported in Wales; and how this compares with the number 12 months previously.
§ Mr. Grist
The latest available figures show that at the end of October 1987, 17 cases of AIDS in Wales had been reported to the communicable diseases surveillance centre. This compares with nine cases at the end of October 1986.
Figures for the reported cases of AIDS in the United Kingdom are published monthly in a press notice issued by the Department of Health and Social Security and copies are placed in the Library.