§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give a breakdown by recipient organisation of funds made available during the current financial year to organisations specifically concerned with AIDS education; and if he will indicate in each case the purpose for which those funds are intended.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The Department of Health makes funds available to a range of organisations in both the statutory and voluntary sectors for services connected with AIDS education, care and support.
In 1990–91 £8.5 million was allocated to the Health Education Authority for the development of the national AIDS public education campaign and a further £1.5 million was allocated to fund the running costs of the national AIDS helpline.
In addition, health authorities have been asked to ensure that a substantial part of the earmarked AIDS allocation which totalled £129.5 million in 1990–91, is devoted to the development of local HIV prevention work.
So far as the voluntary sector is concerned, in 1990–91 £1.8 million was provided to AIDS services organisations as follows:
£ AIDS Ahead 40,000 AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET) 140,000 Aled Richards Trust 45,000 Barnardo's 15,000 Black HIV/AIDS Network 40,000 Body Positive 40,000 British Association for Counselling 69,470 Care and Resources for People with AIDS (CARA) 15,000 Frontliners 50,000 Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence 38,000 Landmark 60,000 Local Authority Associations' Officer Working Group on AIDS 19,000 London Lighthouse 300,000 Mainliners 40,000
£ Mildmay Mission Hospital 130,000 National AIDS Trust 211,000 Positively Women 40,000 Standing Conference on Drug Abuse 41,000 Streetwise Youth 10,000 Terrence Higgins Trust 450,000
These sums are intended as a contribution to the core administrative costs of the organisations concerned but not for specific initiatives or specific areas of their work.