Skip to main content

Sexual Health

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures her Department is implementing to increase young people’s knowledge of sexually transmitted infections. (78475)

As part of the Government’s drive to modernise and transform sexual health services in England we are developing a new campaign. This will focus on young men and women and we plan to launch it later this year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure on sexual health campaigns was in each year since 1979 in (a) nominal and (b) real terms. (51932)

Expenditure on sexual health campaigns including HIV public education, contraception awareness, prevention of sexually transmitted infections plus1 helplines is shown in the table. Information is not available before 1985-86. This expenditure does not include local health promotion work undertaken at health authority/primary care trust level.

1 Contract for the sexual health information line, formerly the National AIDS Helpline, is delivered as part of a contract which also includes Drinkline and Frank (substance misuse prevention).

£ million

Nominal

Real terms

1985-86

0.520

1.026

1986-87

7.600

14.540

1987-88

11.210

20.315

1988-89

10.000

16.937

1989-1990

12.000

18.974

1990-91

10.000

14.664

1991-92

11.000

15.213

1992-93

11.230

15.052

1993-94

9.410

12.299

1994-95

9.870

12.705

1995-96

8.060

10.091

1996-971

5.250

6.349

1997-98

4.700

5.521

1998-99

4.800

5.496

1999-2000

6.000

6.737

2000-01

4.600

5.098

2001-02

4.600

4.975

2002-03

6.600

6.919

2003-04

6.600

6.741

2004-05

6.600

6.600

2005-06

5.120

5.001

1 Before 1996-97, expenditure also includes a contribution towards the overhead costs of the former Health Education Authority.