Results 1–20 of 250 for speaker:Suzanne Webb

Health and Social Care: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (17 Oct 2023)

Suzanne Webb: What steps he is taking to help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Health and Social Care: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (17 Oct 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer. Many commercial infant and toddler foods are ultra-processed, which sets alarm bells ringing as ultra-processed food is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases and 40% of 10 to 11-year-olds are overweight or obese. I strongly believe that parents are being misled by companies that put health claims on ultra-processed infant food, when...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2023)

Suzanne Webb: Most supermarkets practise place-based and price promotions mainly on ultra processed food—food that plays a key part in feeding the obesity crisis. How can the Government best ensure that supermarkets promote affordable, unprocessed and sustainable foods, not foods high in fat, sugar and salt, and, importantly how can we ensure that supermarkets comply with the regulations?

Hormone Pregnancy Tests ( 7 Sep 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank the hon. Members for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi) and for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) and pay tribute to all the work they have done. I also thank Beccy’s family, who I am going to talk about today and who I met recently, and Beccy. Beccy’s family are sitting in the Gallery today. This is Beccy and her mum Helen’s story. In 1970, when Helen thought she was pregnant, she...

Business of the House ( 6 Jul 2023)

Suzanne Webb: Ultra-processed food is linked to obesity because it is high in fat, sugar and salt and is highly addictive. Some 64% of adults in England are either obese or overweight, as are 40% of 10 to 11-year-olds. That costs the NHS a staggering £6.5 billion per year. Please may we have a debate in Government time on the role of ultra-processed food in the obesity crisis?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions ( 6 Jul 2023)

Suzanne Webb: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions ( 6 Jul 2023)

Suzanne Webb: Thankfully, my dog Sidney Pickles came from a great home, although one could complain to trading standards that his former home failed to describe him as a naughty cocker spaniel or a fox poo-rolling little tinker. Seriously, however, there has been much misinformation about the Government’s action on puppy farming from the Opposition. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this Government...

Opposition Day: Mortgage and Rental Costs (27 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I rise to oppose the motion in the name of the official Opposition and to support the Government amendment. The Labour motion is narrowly worded. Yet again, it tries to invoke hysteria and crisis and to undermine those we serve, and it completely misses the facts. We cannot allow the electorate, especially young people, to be indoctrinated by the sort of nonsense contained in the...

Opposition Day: Mortgage and Rental Costs (27 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I am going to make progress, because the Minister was very generous in taking interventions, and I want to ensure that everybody gets to speak. The Bank of England, not the Government, pushed the rate up to 0.25% in December 2021, to 0.5% in February 2022 and then to 0.75% in March 2022—the highest it had been since the summer of 2018. That has continued, and we are now at 5%. I must agree...

Lung Cancer Screening (26 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank the Secretary of State for the excellent news about the national targeted lung cancer screening programme. As an ex-smoker, I welcome any intervention and the focus on prevention. When I gave up smoking, it was chewing gum and fizzy drinks that got me through. Today, it is vapes. My concern is that young children are using vapes in the first instance, without having smoked, which can...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank right hon. and hon. Members for their powerful contributions. We are all aligned on this issue. I wholeheartedly agree with the Minister that there has to be a considered response. It was touched on that we face a looming crisis. I believe that it is already a crisis; the bomb has ticked and now has actually gone off. We need to address the obesity crisis not just for our people and...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I beg to move, That this House has considered the health impacts of ultra-processed food. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dr Huq. I have wanted to have this debate for some time and am grateful for the opportunity to lead it today. I have been deeply concerned about the impact of ultra-processed food on health outcomes and therefore on the NHS. I want to join the debate...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank my right hon. Friend for his intervention and will come to his point a bit further on in my speech. Ultra-processed food tends to be high in fat, salt and sugar, and is highly addictive. There is fairly low awareness of what ultra-processed food is, but it is familiar in our shopping trolleys. It includes pizza, ice cream, crisps, mass-produced bread, breakfast cereals, biscuits,...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank the hon. Member for her intervention. Again, we are having the same conversation and I hope to answer her question later in the debate. Ultra-processed food makes up half of the total purchased dietary energy in the UK. In fact, when it comes to UK children, more than 60% of the calories consumed comes from ultra-processed foods such as frozen pizza or fizzy drinks. All that food is...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: Jim, it would be two. Children and young people are not sufficiently protected from exposure to adverts for unhealthy products. It has been pointed out to me that Government research shows that TV and online advertising restrictions on food that is high in sugar and salt could reduce the number of children with obesity by more than 20,000. I therefore urge the Minister to look at that and...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I do not have the answer to that one. I will leave it to a conversation between the Minister, me and others whether that is the way we need to go with what the labelling looks like. Whatever the decision, I agree that it needs to be clear that that food is not 100% beef—that it is, in fact, 56% manufactured food and a tiny percentage of nutritious food. Something needs to be done to...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: I thank the hon. Member for that powerful intervention. I believe that before we get into nanny statedom, those manufacturers need to step up and wake up to what they are selling. They are peddling a false dream. This is not about wrestling with one’s conscience; they need to think about the impact of what they are selling to people. That is what they have to face up to first. I believe I...

Ultra-processed Food (21 Jun 2023)

Suzanne Webb: It is, hence my sparkling water, which I was rushing out for. In May 2023, the World Health Organisation said it was concerned about the long-term use of aspartame as it increased the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and mortality, although the UK’s Food Standards Agency has accepted that it is safe. Much of this food is our everyday pleasure, so I am not advocating that we tell...

Home Department: Small Boat Crossings (22 May 2023)

Suzanne Webb: What steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of small boat crossings of the English channel.


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