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Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many blood tests for AIDS have been undertaken in the last three months by the public health laboratory service on Merseyside; and how many were taken in the same period last year.

The public health laboratory service Liverpool laboratory undertook 1,735 HIV tests during the period 1 January 1987 to 20 March 1987. The comparable figure for the first three months of 1986 was 249.