§ Mr. Chris Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will give an estimate of the proportion of haemophiliacs infected with the AIDS virus that will proceed to develop full-blown AIDS;
(2) what is his latest information on the number of severe haemophiliacs who have been infected with the AIDS virus as a result of the administration of contaminated blood products.
§ Mr. Newton
The most recent figures available show that 1,061 people with haemophilia have been reported434W HIV antibody positive in the United Kingdom. In addition there are likely to be other cases and we accept the estimate made by the Haemophilia Society that there may be around 1,200 in total. It is not possible to estimate the proportion of these people who will develop full-blown AIDS, but so far 66 have been reported to have developed AIDS and 49 have died.