Early day motion 1328

ME AWARENESS WEEK 2014

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Total number of signatures: 20

Bottomley, Peter Brooke, Annette Burstow, Paul Corbyn, Jeremy
Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger
Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin Lloyd, Stephen McDonnell, John
Mearns, Ian Roy, Lindsay Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian
Shannon, Jim Sheerman, Barry Swales, Ian Thornton, Mike

That this House welcomes ME Awareness Week 2014, which takes place from 11 to 17 May 2014; understands that ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) affects an estimated 250,000 men, women and children in the UK; further welcomes the Action for ME Report, ME Time to Deliver, which found that out of more than 2,000 people with ME/CFS in the UK, around 90 per cent had stopped or reduced paid work as a result of their symptoms, while half had reduced or lost capacity to drive and a quarter were no longer able to leave their home independently; and calls on the Government to improve access to specialist services for those with the condition and information and support for professionals working with sufferers of ME/CFS.