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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Annex A 
        Our Ref: FoI 3812 

DATE:  31 October 2016 
Annex A 
Dear Mr Slater 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 3 October 2016. You asked: 
The DWP part funded research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), into ME/CFS 
(myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome) study known as the “PACE trial”. 
Results of the study were published by the Lancet (Volume 377, No. 9768, p823–836, 5 March 
2011) and titled “Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded 
exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a 
randomised trial.” 
Recent media articles have stated that QMUL QMUL spent £200,000 on legal costs fighting a 
Freedom of Information case trying to prevent the disclosure of study data.  
RFI1: As the DWP part funded the study did it also provide any funding for the QMUL FOIA 
case that was attempting to prevent disclosure of the study data? 
We are not aware of any DWP funding for the FOIA case.  
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number 
Yours sincerely,  
DWP Strategy FoI Team 
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