Health: Chief Medical Officer’s Recommendations - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 21st January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour 2:44 pm, 21st January 2019

My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that Answer. She will know that the CMO’s report was a devastating critique of the state of public health at the moment, showing wide inequalities in health, which have been widening under the current Government. She recommends strong fiscal action to increase taxes on tobacco and alcohol, as well as on foodstuffs with high contents of sugar and salt. The NHS England 10-year plan makes no mention of that. Will the Government accept the CMO’s recommendations?