HC Deb 29 March 1995 vol 257 c682W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she has received concerning the disease myalgic encephalomyelitis; and if she will make a statement on her proposals for improving(a) the treatment, (b) medical and public knowledge and (c) research of the disease. [16813]

Mr. Sackville

The national task force on chronic fatigue syndrome, post viral fatigue syndrome or ME, which is independent of the Department of Health, has produced a report. With a view to securing progress and promoting the development of a professional consensus, the chief medical officer has invited the conference of colleges to consider the report. The views of the conference of colleges will be of much assistance to the Department in helping to determine the best way forward on matters concerning this condition.