§ Mr. Mellor
In 1986–87 the Government made available additional central funding of £2–5 million and in 1987–88 £25.1 million as a contribution towards the additional costs of providing treatment and care for people infected with HIV and with AIDS. This year we have allocated over £58 million to help develop preventive, counselling and diagnostic services and as a further contribution towards the costs of care and treatment in hospitals and in the community for people with AIDS; £2 million of this has been made available to the social services departments of inner London boroughs, where the great majority of people with HIV infection and AIDS are living.
We have announced that, for 1989–90, a total of almost £130 million will be available towards the costs of HIV-related prevention, care and treatment.
We have issued policy aims and service objectives for HIV-related services in health circulars setting out planning guidelines for the NHS. These were HC(86) 2, issued in January 1986, HC(87) 7, issued in March 1987 and HC(88) 43, issued in July 1988.A list of the guidelines issued by the Government is as follows.AIDS—General Information for Doctors. (Booklet 1, (CMO(85)7)). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—May 1985.Information For Doctors Concerning The Introduction of the HTLV III Antibody Test. (Booklet 2) (CMO(85)12)). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—October 1985.Guidance For Surgeons, Anaethetists, Dentists and their Teams in Dealing with Patients Infected with HTLV III. (Booklet 3, (CMO(86)7)). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—April 1986.Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, (AIDS) and Artificial Insemination—Guidance for Doctors and A.I. Clinics. (Booklet 4, (CMO(86)12)). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security-July 1986.Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens—LAV/HTLV III—The Causitive Agent of AIDS and Related Conditions. Health Departments and Health and Safety Executive—June 1986.Information and Guidance on AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) for Local Authority Staff (LASSL(86)8). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—July 1986.AIDS—The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and HIV: The AIDS Virus. (CMO(86)18). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—December 1986.Children at School and Problems Related to AIDS. (CM0(86)10). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—June 1986.AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) And Employment—(Booklet). Issued by Department of Employment and Health and Safety Executive—1986.307WChildren at School and Problems Related to AIDS (Booklet). Issued by Department of Education and Science and Welsh Office—March 1986.AIDS—Some Questions and Answers. For Teachers, Lecturers and Youth Workers (Booklet). Issued by Department of Education and Science 1987.AIDS: HIV Infected Health Care Workers (ISBN 011 3211406). Issued by Department of Health and Social Security—March 1988.