THE MRC WROTE Activities have included a dedicated funding call – Understanding the mechanisms of CFS/ME – in 2011. We want to encourage a broad range of scientists, some of whom are wary of this controversial area, to apply to us for funding. At present, response-mode applications are encouraged through a cross-board highlight notice to undertake innovative research into the mechanisms underlying the chronic changes associated with CFS/ME, particularly in relation to immune regulation, pain, different symptom profiles, childhood CFS/ME and neurological inflammation. Well that is fascinatiing- per their data. I. 2010-11 the MRC spent £nil on CFS research ditto £nil in the following year. 2. In 2012-3 £504k, in 2013-4 £602k, in £2014-5 £652k. 3. In 2015-6 £287k and £286 in 2016-7. if as the MRC estimates 0.2 to 0.4 percent of the population suffers from CFS then why is only 0.045% of their budget allocated to it in 2016-7? it's most definitely a unloved cinderella. Watt should be challenged on that ground alone. Disengenuous drivel.