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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 Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour 3:15 pm, 6th February 2013

My Lords, are the Government aware of a study by the Dutch Government which links obesity with exercise-in particular, walking or cycling-in inverse proportion? Given that the same study says that we are the most obese country in Europe, will he encourage cycling to be taken up by more children and persuade the Department for Transport to take this a bit more seriously by get moving in encouraging more children to cycle to and from school and for leisure?