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Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:58 pm on 22nd March 2016.

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Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy Conservative, South Ribble 3:58 pm, 22nd March 2016

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor made it very clear in the Budget that one of the objectives of the so-called sugar tax was to get companies to change their behaviour by making low-sugar drinks rather than full-sugar drinks. I used to drink a lot of full-sugar Vimto, but I now drink no-added-sugar Vimto. Does my hon. Friend accept that that is also one of the aims of the tax?