This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 24 January 2019 on appropriate ME treatment. The subject for this debate has been determined by the Backbench Business Committee.

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A debate on appropriate ME treatment will be held in the Commons chamber on 24 January 2019.  The subject of the debate was decided by the Backbench Business Committee, and the debate will be led by Carol Monaghan MP, Nicky Morgan MP and Ben Lake MP.

The motion of the debate is:

That this House calls on the Government to provide increased funding for biomedical research for the diagnosis and treatment of ME, supports the suspension of Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as means of treatment, supports updated training of GPs and medical professionals to ensure that they are equipped with clear guidance on the diagnosis of ME and appropriate management advice to reflect international consensus on best practice, and is concerned about the current trends of subjecting ME families to unjustified child protection procedures.

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