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HIV Infection: Prisoners

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to his Department was of conducting the last Public Health Laboratory Service survey into HIV and hepatitis rates in prisons. (220098)

The last Public Health Laboratory Service study of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence in prisoners in England and Wales was conducted in 1997 and 1998. The cost to the Department at that time is not available.