§ The Countess of Mar
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the psychiatrists on the Chief Medical Officer's Working Group on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis have withdrawn; and if so, for what reason; and what will be the consequences for the report. [HL1659]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis independent working group has now finalised its report. We understand that the psychiatrists on the group felt unable to support it, as it does not sufficiently meet their concerns. We hope to be in a position to publish the report shortly.