§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what progress he has made towards making an order adding to the AIDS (Control) Act 1987 a requirement relating to HIV statistics at district levels;
(2) when he expects the first reports under the AIDS (Control) Act 1987 to be published; and what period they will cover;
(3) what consultations he has had with regards to the implementation of the AIDS (Control) Act 1987; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
We have sent consultation letters to the joint consultants committee, the community medicine consultative committee, regional general managers and regional medical officers about the proposed guidance for health authorities on the completion of the reports required under the AIDS (Control) Act. We hope to lay an amending order relating to HIV statistics before Parliament in January 1988. It is proposed that the first reports will cover the period 1 April 1987 to 31 March 1988. Authorities will be required to publish these reports by 31 July 1988.