§ Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to revise the current system of funding for NHS treatment and care services for HIV/AIDS; 
(2) when he will announce the outcome of the Stocktake Group on spending on HIV/AIDS and the allocations to health authorities for treatment and care services for HIV/AIDS. 
§ Ms Jowell
We set up the Stocktake Group last year to advise on a lasting formula for the distribution of the HIV/AIDS treatment and care budget. The group's recommendations are currently with Ministers and an announcement on their decision and on the allocations to health authorities of the HIV/AIDS treatment and care budget for the financial year 1999/2000 will be made in due course.