HC Deb 21 March 1989 vol 149 cc569-70W
48. Mr. Strang

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of the reports published as a result of the AIDS (Control) Act.

Mr. Mellor

No. Each regional and district health authority in England is required by the Act to publish reports annually. For information on action being taken in particular regions or districts, hon. Members may like to consult the authorities concerned.

Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding has been allocated to research on AIDS in 1986 and each year since; how much he expects to allocate in the next two years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

The Government have allocated the Following sums For AIDS research since 1986:

£ million
1986–87 2.46
1987–88 10.36
1988–89 13.98

So far £14.5 million has been made available for AIDS research for 1989–90, but not all Government Departments and agencies involved in the AIDS research effort have finalised their contributions. Comparable estimates for 1990–91 are not yet available.

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