Health: Obesity

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 29th November 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Government Whip 11:15 am, 29th November 2007

My Lords, tackling obesity is a cross-government responsibility led by the Department of Health. Childhood obesity is the joint responsibility of the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families, as signalled by the new public service agreement to improve the health and well-being of children and young people. The Secretary of State for Health is developing a comprehensive cross-government strategy on obesity, facilitated by a cross-governmental ministerial group.