Mark your calendars! A 3-hour Westminster Hall debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) treatment and research has been scheduled for Thursday, 21st June, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The fight for a larger debate on ME has had cross party support with Carol Monaghan MP securing the debate, along with the support of five other MPs.
#MEAction UK and three other ME charities – ME Association, Action for M.E., and the ME Trust – came together to prepare a parliamentary briefing on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The partnership originally formed after these charities expressed interest in getting involved in the “Time for Unrest” campaign following the parliamentary screening of the documentary, Unrest.
Together, these charities had worked to secure the first Westminster Hall debate on the PACE trial last February, and to apply for a larger House of Commons debate that has resulted in this Westminster Hall debate on 21st of June.
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Carol Monaghan had applied for a full debate in the House of Commons. Her application to the BackBench Business Committee was supported by five other cross party MPs. The fact that Carol’s application was successful is great news, and there is still a chance that a full Chamber debate might be granted in the autumn.
Supporting MPs include: Nicky Morgan MP (Cons), Stephen Pound (Lab), Alex Chalk (Cons), Ben Lake (Plaid) and Kerry McCarthy (Lab).
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