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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 Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour 3:15 pm, 6th February 2013

Does the noble Earl know that drinking alcohol is a big factor in introducing sugar into the body? The drinks industry is totally exempt from any requirement to show the calorific effect of alcohol, or indeed its energy factors. Is the Minister happy that the partners in the responsibility deal within the drinks industry are taking no action on that issue, or is he prepared to say that the Government will push through the responsibility deal to try to bring about some change?