HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 cc82-3W
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.