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Opinion: Government must act to encourage healthier diets

Yesterday, Chris Rennard and John Sharkey raised the important and inter-connected issues of sugar consumption and childhood obesity, respectively, during Oral Questions in the Lords.

These related topics prompted fifteen minutes of debate from a packed Chamber, as the responding Minister – Earl Howe – spelt out what the Government is doing to encourage healthier eating and prevent the problems associated with poor diet and lack of exercise, from worsening.

John Sharkey began proceedings by pointing out that not one of the companies signed up to the responsibility deal for calorie reduction is a fast-food operator. He …

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  • User AvatarAllan 21st Aug - 8:58pm
    Perhaps John thinks that iScotland may give him a better chance of being elected, I sincerely hope the Scottish remain with us not because they...
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    I actually think it's pretty clear why John has decided to vote Yes. Like many Scots he has looked at what the current coalition government...
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    I hardly put it past the English population to support a whole raft of regressive, vengeful anti-Scottish measures if the Yes vote should win (which,...
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    Psi No need to resort to sarcasm! I was trying to draw in a few words a summary of what I meant by it. I...
  • User AvatarLiberal Neil 21st Aug - 8:05pm
    I think John's argument is a reasonable one, and more honest and coherent than the Yes campaign's.
  • User AvatarJohn Barrett 21st Aug - 7:58pm
    Alex - One of the reasons I did not submit the article to Lib-Dem voice was exactly because I feared that might happen.