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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Me)

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the conclusion of the Donaldson Report on myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. [122434]

On May 12 we announced £8.5 million for the development of services with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis. We asked the Medical Research Council to develop a research strategy for advancing biomedical and health services research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis, subsequently published on 1 May. These actions will improve treatment and care for people with this debilitating condition.