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Health: Sugar Consumption — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 6th February 2013.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 3:15 pm, 6th February 2013

My Lords, we have challenged business, through our responsibility deal calorie reduction pledge, to take action to help people eat fewer calories. This can include helping reduce sugar consumption. Businesses are already taking action; for example, soft drinks manufacturers which are signed up to the calorie reduction pledge are reducing sugar and calories in their drinks, and we are looking to others to join force.

The Government are also helping consumers to reduce their calorie intake by providing practical advice through NHS Choices and via the Change4Life campaign.