HC Deb 23 January 1990 vol 165 c659W
28. Mr. Lord

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total level of Government spending on caring for AIDS patients in the years 1988–89 and 1989–90; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Spending on care for AIDS patients is not separately identified. The specific provisions made available to health authorities in England as a contribution towards the costs of work to prevent the spread of HIV infection and the provision of diagnostic, treatment care and support services for people infected with the virus, including those with AIDS, were £58.74 million in 1988–89 and £121.90 million in 1989–90. In addition, an AIDS support grant allocation to local authorities of £7 million was introduced in 1989–90.

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