Covid-19: Obese and Overweight People - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:39 am on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Tyler of Enfield Baroness Tyler of Enfield Liberal Democrat 11:39 am, 4th June 2020

My Lords, given the Prime Minister’s welcome recent statement that a more interventionist stance is needed to tackle obesity, is the Minister aware of a recent poll by the Obesity Health Alliance showing that 72% of those surveyed supported restrictions on shops promoting unhealthy foods in prominent areas, including checkout areas, and 63% wanted the sugar tax on soft drinks extended to other sugary foods? What plans do the Government have to introduce these measures, working collaboratively with supermarkets and other food retailers?