Written answers: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: West Midlands
19 July 2007 : Column 597W
Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the closure of the Birmingham / West Midlands Clinical Network Co-ordinating Centre for myalgic encephalomyelitis. 
Dawn Primarolo: The local national health service determines the configuration of local services and organisations, including those organisations that provide services to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalagic encephalomyelitis.
[Dawn Primarolo MP was appointed Minister of State for Public Health at the Department of Health in July 2007. See Department of Health for political background.]