asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will arrange for urgent studies into the possibilities for, and effects of, treatment on HIV infected babies identified in and near Edinburgh since 1983.
All the known HIV infected babies in or near Edinburgh are to be included in a research study which is under assessment by the Medical Research Council. My officials will be involved with that assessment.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will finance urgent studies into the transmission of HIV from mothers to children in Edinburgh and Lothian since 1983.
Discussions between my officials, the Medical Research Council and the Lothian and Tayside health boards are likely to lead to proposals for research in due course.