M.E. debate scheduled to take place in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday (May 11) | 5 May 2017

This motion will be discussed in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, May 11 – immediately after Questions to the First Minister. It is scheduled for 15 minutes of discussion beginning at 12.45pm.

Motion S5M-05038: Gail Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2017

12 May, International ME Day

That the Parliament acknowledges that 12 May 2017 marks the international awareness day for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome; understands that ME is often labelled as a “silent” illness but can bring great mental and physical exhaustion to those living with it; believes that over 20,000 adults and children in Scotland have the condition and that the effects include cognitive impairment, poor short-term memory, muscle and joint pain, gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance; commends the work of the various charities across Scotland and beyond in highlighting the circumstances faced by people with ME, and commends them on the support that they offer.

Supported by: Douglas Ross, Ruth Maguire, Emma Harper, Richard Lyle, Graeme Dey, Kenneth Gibson, Clare Haughey, Ben Macpherson, Stuart McMillan, Donald Cameron, Sandra White, Ivan McKee, John Finnie, David Torrance, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Jenny Gilruth, Joan McAlpine, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ross Thomson, Neil Findlay, Maree Todd, Tom Arthur, John Mason, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Alexander Burnett, Brian Whittle

Current Status: Achieved Cross Party Support

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