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Aids

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1987; c. 382]: No. No Occupational risks are involved, and there is no medical reason for introducing screening among civil servants in this Department.

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

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1987; c. 382]: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for Health on Wednesday 22 April.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence 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 reply, 30 March 1987; c. 382]: 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. In providing guidance to managers for discussions with staff, the Department has drawn on these documents and on the Department of Employment/Health and Safety Executive booklet "Aids and Employment", which I understand are available in the Library of the House.