HC Deb 08 July 1991 vol 194 c271W
Mr. Bill Walker

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will announce the membership and terms of reference of the AIDS task force for Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I am pleased to announce that the following persons have agreed to serve on the task force, which I shall chair:

  • Dr. G. E. Bath—Consultant in Public Health Medicine and AIDS Co-ordinator, Lothian Health Board.
  • Dr. J. S. Berkeley—Consultant in Public Health Medicine and AIDS Co-ordinator, Grampian Health Board.
  • Mr. J. Chant—Director of Social Work, Lothian Region Council.
  • Mr. J. Christie—Deputy Director of Education, Tayside Regional Council.
  • Professor F. Edwards, Director of Social Work, Strathclyde Regional Council.
  • Dr. L. Gruer—Consultant in Public Health Medicine and AIDS Co-ordinator, Greater Glasgow Health Board.
  • Dr. D. H. Kennedy—Consultant Physician, Greater Glasgow Health Board.
  • Mr. A. M. Macpherson—Scottish Advisory Committee, National AIDS Trust.
  • Mrs. M. Moore—Director, Scottish AIDS Monitor.
  • Dr. K. A. M. Porter-Boveri—Consultant in Public Health Medicine and AIDS Co-ordinator, Tayside Health Board.
  • Dr. J. R. Robertson—General Medical Practitioner, Muirhouse Medical Group, Edinburgh.
  • Mrs. J. Roulston—Projects Manager, The Aberlour Child Care Trust.
  • Dr. A. Tannahill—General Manager, Health Education Board for Scotland.
  • Miss A. Thomson—Clinical Nurse Specialist, Greater Glasgow Health Board.

The terms of reference of the task force are as follows: In the light of existing and emerging data on the incidence of HIV and AIDS in Scotland:

  • —to review current activities to prevent the spread of the virus;
  • —to consider what further practical measures might be taken; and
  • —to access the effectiveness of the present arrangements for co-ordination of action at national and local level.
I am confident that the task force, which will meet for the first time on 19 July, will make a significant contribution to our efforts to tackle the problem of HIV and AIDS in Scotland.