Anne Milton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health), Health; Guildford, Conservative)
The Government have made public health a priority and as such we are bringing in a new approach to obesity, as set out in “Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A Call to action on obesity in England” which was published in October. In light of our new approach we are bringing in new advisory arrangements for obesity. A copy of the “Call to action” has already been placed in the Library.
Dr Susan Jebb, who chaired the expert advisory group, is continuing in her role as science adviser to the Department on obesity. There will be a new National Ambition Review Group on obesity, which will bring together key partners and experts from the academic and scientific field. Public Health England will also play a crucial role in providing robust intelligence and evidence to local areas.