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Clarke on government powers to control the spread of AIDS

Title
Clarke on government powers to control the spread of AIDS
Genre
Interview
TX Date
20 Feb 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:03:37
Description
Interview with health minister Kenneth Clarke on the government’s decision not to make AIDS an official notifiable disease. Clarke arguing the government has the necessary powers to control the spread of the disease but will be ensuring local authorities are able to use existing powers under the Public Health Act to detain patients in hospital. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Kenneth Clarke
Keywords
Infectious diseases; AIDS; Notifiable diseases; Public Health Act

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