National Food Strategy Report - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:11 pm on 17th November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell Conservative 3:11 pm, 17th November 2021

My Lords, the recent pandemic has demonstrated the severe urgency of cracking down on obesity in this country. There are thousands of people in ICUs with infectious diseases such as Covid, simply because they are too overweight. We must do something to address this national characteristic. What will the Minister do to assure us that he will take the steps necessary to crack down on things such as highly processed food? That would be an important first step on this road.