Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what guidance is issued by his Department to local education authorities concerning the management of children with ME/CFS. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Guidance on good practice in arranging provision for sick children is contained in DfEE Circular 12/94, "The Education of Sick Children". Circular 14/96, "Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs in School", sets out schools' legal responsibilities for pupils with medical needs. Good practice guidance was also made available in October 1996 to help schools put policies and procedures in place.