§ Lord Kilmarnock
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether prison establishments are eligible to bid for ring-fenced HIV prevention money for health promotion work in prisons, and, if so, what procedure they should follow.
§ Baroness Cumberlege
Health authorities are allocated ring-fenced funds for locally targeted prevention and education initiatives to help curb the spread of HIV. In carrying out their needs assessment, health authorities are expected to liaise with other agencies in their areas, including those working with people in custody or care of the criminal justice services, to help identify local priorities for HIV health promotion work. District HIV Prevention Co-ordinators, or their equivalents, are the focal point for applications for funding prison HIV health promotion work, recognising that it is for health authorities to determine how to spend the funds available.