HC Deb 11 February 1999 vol 325 cc345-6W
Mr. Reed

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to increase the number of specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/ME units for(a) children and (b) adults; [70163]

(2) how many people are currently on the waiting lists for specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/ME units; [70162]

(3) if he will list the specialist units which provide services to chronic fatigue syndrome/ME patients. [70161]

Ms Jowell

The information is not available in the form requested. The organisation of health services, including services for people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, and the manner in which they are delivered are matters for National Health Service trusts and health authorities, taking account of the needs of the local population and the priorities set for the use of the available resources.