HC Deb 05 July 1988 vol 136 c511W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland for what reason his Department has decided not to support the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association hitherto; and when such support will be forthcoming.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The application from the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association was one of a number which were rejected for 1988–89 on grounds that the resources available for payment of grants under section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 were oversubscribed. If a further application is made for assistance in 1989–90, it will be carefully considered.

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