§ 12. Jim Dobbin
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's work on HIV/AIDs in Botswana. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas
DFID is contributing 0.65 million over five years to a programme implemented by the Southern African Development Community to help address HIV/AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. The programme supports the social marketing of condoms, strengthening of National AIDS Commissions in each of the countries and work to prevent HIV/AIDS transmission at cross border sites.