Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

My I pursue the question asked by the Chair of the Select Committee, Dr Wollaston? We know that obesity is a major cause of cancer and other diseases, and we know that we have severe rates of childhood obesity, so why does the prevention Green Paper say only that the sugar tax “may” be extended to milkshakes? The evidence is clear. Is the Secretary of State not kicking this into the long grass?