§ Mr. McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how introduction of the new Social Security Act in April 1988 will affect the position of people with haemophilia who contracted HIV from blood products prescribed by the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Scott
People who have AIDS or who are HIV-infected will qualify for benefits under the Social Security Act 1986 in the same way as other people. Under the income support scheme, such people will be entitled to the disability premium if they are receiving invalidity benefit or severe disablement allowance or have been submitting medical evidence of incapacity for 28 weeks.