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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Health and Social Care has held about the future of Public Health England’s remit for (1) obesity prevention, and (2) weight management, services,
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their policy paper Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July, when they will publish their plans to expand weight management services available through the NHS.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the policy paper Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published on 27 July, what steps they are taking to help people with severe and complex obesity maintain a healthy weight following weight loss.
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
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