ME in Parliament: 3 March 2008

Words fail me!

Source: U.K. House of Lords
Date: March 3, 2008

URL: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldhansrd/text/80303-0014.htm
Ref: http://www.me-net.combidom.com/meweb/web1.4.htm#westminster

Disabled People: IT Training

Lord Skelmersdale

ME “myalgic encephalitis” is a case in point, where the sufferer has good days and bad days, so full time employment is not suitable. It would be a  particularly understanding employer who could tolerate not knowing when their employee was going to turn up. Severe cases of ME are often  accompanied by anthropophobia or social phobia. In both cases working from home on a part-time basis could well be suitable and might even have a curative effect. With a computer you could find more than 7,200 part-time jobs, including 459 in the IT and internet sector, working from home, as I  discovered with my admittedly limited computer skills on Thursday last when I was researching this debate.

(c) 2008 Parliamentary copyright

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