Parliamentary Question: Disability Living Allowance, passing mention of ME debate, 1 March 2011

Graeme Morrice (Labour MP for Livingston) asked the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the methods of evaluating for eligibility for disability living allowance persons diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis.

In a written answer supplied on 1 March 2011, Minister for Public Health Paul Burstow replied:

I have had several discussions with the Minister for Disabled People, Department for Work and Pensions, Maria Miller, on the issue of disability living allowance (DLA). Following the Westminster Hall debate of 2 February 2011, I passed the specific concerns raised by Ian Swales about DLA for those living with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis to the Minister.

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