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Genito-Urinary Medicine

Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for the last financial year the special sums to each regional health authority for genito-urinary medicine; which authorities took up all or part of those allocations; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 10 January 1990]: We have not provided any specific funding for genito-urinary medicine. We have, however, made it clear to health authorities that we expect them to make full use of the opportunity provided by the extra resources made available for AIDS to improve these services given their role in preventing the spread of HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases.A total of £130 million was made available for AIDS in 1989–90.