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Aids

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to ensure that staff of his Department are warned about those homosexual and other activities which are deemed to involve a high risk of AIDS infection.

[pursuant to his answer, 30 March 1987,c. 420]: In April 1986, the Management and Personnel Office, after consulting the Chief Medical Officer, DHSS, circulated all departments with guidance to managers and model notes for staff. My Department drew on those notes and on the Department of Employment-Health and Safety Executive book "AIDS and Employment" in providing notes for staff. I understand that copies of both those pieces of guidance are available in the Library of the House.

Winterton asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to arrange for staff of his Department to be screened for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any current or former staff of his Department have been found to have developed AIDS or antibodies to HIV.

[pursuant to his answer, 30 March 1987,c. 420]: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Health on Wednesday 22 April at column 628.