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Social Security Benefits: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what guidance her Department has provided to benefit appeal tribunals on the chronic condition of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis; and if she will make a statement. (139023)

Guidance is not issued by any Government Department to appeal tribunals on how to approach cases or decide them. Instead, the Department for Work and Pensions has made available to tribunals the disability handbook which contains a section on chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis.