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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that recommendations on research into myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, such as those outlined in the guidelines recently issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, are met, with particular regard to (a) the cause of the illness, (b) the effectiveness of current intervention strategies and (c) identification of efficient ways to deliver domiciliary care for those who are severely affected. (203520)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) on 29 April 2008, Official Report, column 252W.