HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c422W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the(a) airports and (b) seaports in the United Kingdom which are issuing free condoms and leaflets on holiday health hazards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

On 1 July 1990 the Health Education Authority began a campaign to alert young holidaymakers to the risks from casual sex while away from home and advocating the use of condoms as a means of reducing the risk of HIV infection. The campaign, which will run until 30 September 1990, consists of radio advertising, posters and supporting promotional material. Posters have been sited at all main airports in the United Kingdom—Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Glasgow, Luton, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Prestwick, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Newcastle)—ferryports—(Dover and Folkestone)—holiday resorts in England and Wales and mainline stations serving the south coast. Tube advertising cards have also been placed on the Piccadilly Line, which serves Heathrow airport. The poster has been offered to regional and district health authorities and local health education units for use in local campaigns in support of the national initiative.

The booklet "The Travellers Guide to Health" a copy of which has been placed in the Library is also widely available.