In a time of tight budgets, why is money being wasted this way? To produce an unneeded definition, which may be unfit for purpose, and may be ignored by doctors, researchers and patients? When we have a potential cure, potential diagnostic tests etc. that need funding? The terms of the contract are also critical. Do they have leave to reject a CFS diagnosis? Do they have leave to create a new name? Do they have leave to create several definitions for subgroups? If not then this is a pointless, fruitless exercise in which the outcomes may be both biased and predetermined.