§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what money Her Majesty's Government have allocated specifically for public health education for the avoidance of contracting HIV and AIDS in each year since such an allocation was first made; whether any major new campaign is proposed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The table sets out total allocations made to regional health authorities, local 209W authorities and to the voluntary sector as a contribution towards the development of HIV and AIDS-related services, including educational and other initiatives to help further prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. The table also shows spending by the Department of Health and the Health Education Authority (HEA) on AIDS public education work between 1985–86 and 1987–88, and allocations to the HEA for the development of the
(£ million) Year Regional Health authorities Local authorities Voluntary sector Department of Health Health Education authority 1985–86 — — 0.10 0.52 — 1986–87 — — 0.16 7.60 — 1987–88 25.1 — 1.30 6.74 4.47 1988–89 61.7 — 1.09 — 10.00 1989–90 122.8 7.0 1.60 — 12.00 1990–91 127.5 9.8 1.80 — 10.00
So far as general Government strategies for HIV prevention are concerned, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Carlile) on 15 June at columns 372–73.