House of Lords written questions
11 May 2012
The following written questions were tabled on 10 May for answer by 24 May.
The Countess of Mar asked three questions to Her Majesty’s Government:
How they will ensure that children with M.E. get effective access to diagnosis and treatment and are supported in their right to education in the light of the findings of Dr Esther Crawley that unidentified CFS/M.E. is a major cause of school absence.
- Which disease or condition was being studied in the PACE (Pacing, graded Activity and Cognitive behaviour therapy: a randomised Evaluation) trial that was co-funded by the Medical Research Council, the Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Scottish Chief Scientist’s Office, in the light of the statement made by the Chief Principal Investigator, Professor Peter White, that the PACE trial did not purport to be studying M.E.
- Why, in the guidance related to Blue Badge eligibility, conditions including M.E. are expressly identified as not being "in themselves a qualification for a badge"; and to what other medical conditions this guidance relates.
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