Westminster Hall Debate On The PACE Trial And Its Effects On People With ME: An Analysis Of The Response From Caroline Dinenage MP, Minster Of State For Care

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By Robert Saunders in #MEAction.

 

On the 20 February 2018 a debate was held in the Palace of Westminster (UK) on the PACE trial and its effects on people with ME. (See #MEAction summary.)

Carol Monaghan MP, who secured the debate, raised many valid and important concerns, as did several MPs who intervened during her speech. This article, however, is concerned only with analysing the comments made by Caroline Dinenage MP, the minister who was assigned to speak on behalf of the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).

The full transcript of everything that the minister other MPs said during the debate is available from Hansard. There is also a video of the 30 minute debate on parliamentlive.tv.

 Selected quotes from Caroline Dinenage, and analysis:

“As we have heard, chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or encephalopathy, is a debilitating and very poorly understood condition, which is estimated to affect more than 200,000 people in England.”

 

To read the rest of this analysis, click on the link below:

 

Link to Debate Analysis

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