Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:46 pm on 23rd January 2002.

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Photo of John McAllion John McAllion Labour 5:46 pm, 23rd January 2002

Maybe it has something to do with the party.

I also congratulate Alex Fergusson on the very effective and moving way in which he introduced the debate. Above all, I congratulate the 16 members who asked to speak in the debate and the 33 members who, at one time or another, were present during the debate, all of whom come from different political backgrounds—socialists, greens, Tories, Liberals, nationalists—but all of whom are united not only in support of Alex Fergusson's motion, but in the demand for justice for this long-neglected group of sufferers. That group has tragically been ignored in Scotland, but their time has surely come.