HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 cc61-2W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will revise the current disability handbook on myalgic encephalomyelitis to reflect(a) its severe disabling nature and (b) recent research findings;

(2) if he will transfer the entry on myalgic encephalomyelitis in the disability handbook from the chapter on chronic fatigue syndromes to the chapter on certain neurological disorders.

Mr. Scott

The entry on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in the "Disability Handbook" is currently being revised and will be transferred to the chapter on "Certain Neurological Disorders", when the revision is complete. It will reflect the consensus view of the nature and severity of the condition, taking into account recent research evidence.

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