HC Deb 04 July 1988 vol 136 cc429-30W
Mrs. Margaret Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in theOfficial Report the total number of written representations he has received in support of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association's application for a revenue grant under section 10(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968; and whether his Department has yet reached a decision.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 4 July 1988]: I have received 22 letters about the funding of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association in Scotland in the last few months. The association already knows that it has not proved possible to pay a grant in 1988–89, but the case for the following financial year will certainly receive careful consideration if an application is made at the appropriate time.