§ 34. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what additional funding is being provided in the current financial year in relation to HIV and AIDS.
§ Mr. Newton
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Norfolk, South-West (Mrs. Shephard) on 23 October.
§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the AIDS public education campaign.
§ Mr. Moore
We embarked last year on a sustained campaign of health education to give the general public the basic facts about AIDS and HIV infection and to encourage changed attitudes to sexual and other behaviour, particularly among groups most at risk.
On 2 September I launched the second stage of the campaign, which concentrates on the risks of infection from the injection of drugs. As we have already announced, further stages of the campaign will be carried forward by the new health education authority in close cooperation with the other United Kingdom health education agencies and the Government Departments concerned.