§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the names of organisations that have written to him concerning inaccurate or otherwise misleading information provided in the disability handbook, in particular with reference to the sections on HIV/AIDS and myalgic encephalomyelitis; and what plans he has to amend these or other sections of the handbook.
§ Mr. Scott
Since the disability handbook was published in February 1992, the Department has received correspondence from the Terrence Higgins Trust about the HIV/AIDS section of the handbook and from ME Action Campaign and Westcare about the myalgic encephalomyelitis section. The disability living allowance advisory board provides the Secretary of State with advice about the contents of the handbook, which is kept constantly under review. All representations received will be carefully considered.