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Support for Life-shortening Conditions — [Andrew Percy in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle 9:30 am, 7th June 2016

Further to that point, does the hon. Gentleman agree that, given the sensitivity of the issue, as he has laid out so well, it is terrible that the basic message to those families who have a child with a life-shortening illness is that the reason they cannot get that support is that the child is not old enough? That is a perverse message for those families.