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Results 1–20 of 22 for obesity speaker:Jon Ashworth

Health Inequalities (4 Mar 2020)

Jon Ashworth: ...ill health and promote health and wellbeing, as she knows, and those services have been left teetering after years of real-terms cuts of about £1 billion. Smoking cessation services have been cut, obesity services have been cut and drug and alcohol services have been cut, while health visitor numbers are falling, school nurse numbers are falling and mandated health visits are abandoned,...

Health and Social Care (16 Jan 2020)

Jon Ashworth: ...to reverse the £850 million of cuts to public health prevention services. This is at a time of rising drug deaths, rising presentations at A&E for alcohol abuse, rising STI infections and rising obesity among children. He is asking us to approve a Bill that does not reverse the raids on capital budgets or deal with the £6.5 billion backlog of repairs facing our hospitals, which has left...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Jon Ashworth: My I pursue the question asked by the Chair of the Select Committee, the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston)? We know that obesity is a major cause of cancer and other diseases, and we know that we have severe rates of childhood obesity, so why does the prevention Green Paper say only that the sugar tax “may” be extended to milkshakes? The evidence is clear. Is the Secretary of State...

Health (14 May 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...preventive services for a short-term saving but ignoring the bigger and longer-term human and financial cost. What about weight management programmes? The Government pride themselves on their obesity strategy, but when the NHS spends £5 billion on obesity, when there are 617,000 hospital admissions because of obesity, when 18% of hospital beds are occupied by a person with diabetes, when...

NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...unmet need for treatment for alcohol problems has risen to 600,000 and admissions to hospital where alcohol is a primary factor have increased by 30%. Also cut are smoking cessation services and obesity services. Cuts to health visitors and early years initiatives correlate with a fall in vaccination rates. Admissions to hospital for whooping cough are up by 59%. There have been deep cuts...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Preventive Medicine: Finance (23 Jan 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, how much funding has been allocated to specific new evidence-based NHS prevention programmes to (a) cut smoking, (b) reduce obesity,(c) the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, (d) limit alcohol related A&E admissions, (e) lower air pollution, and (f) in total; and whether that funding is (i) included and (ii) in addition...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (26 Nov 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Chapter 2 of the Childhood obesity: a plan for action, published in June 2018, whether the consultation on a 9pm watershed on TV advertising of junk food products is planned to be published by the end of 2018.

Universal Credit: Prevention of Ill Health: Government Vision (5 Nov 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...17 million-worth of cuts to sexual health services, £34 million-worth of cuts to drug and alcohol services, £3 million-worth of cuts to smoking cessation services and £1 million-worth of cuts to obesity services. The Secretary of State did not mention childhood obesity in his remarks.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...transmitted infections are on the increase, yet sexual health services are set to be cut by £17.6 million next year. We are falling behind internationally on children’s health outcomes, from obesity to immunisations and support for new mums with breastfeeding, and the numbers of health visitors and school nurses are falling, yet early years health services will be cut next year because...

Health and Social Care: NHS Innovation (23 Oct 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...health budgets. With health inequalities widening, infant mortality rising in the most deprived parts of the population, rates of smoking in pregnancy remaining higher than the EU average and child obesity levels getting worse, will the Secretary of State commit, alongside an investment in technology, to reversing the £700 million of cuts to public health, or is the reality that his...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (9 Jul 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of 25 June 2018, Official Report, column 633, on the Childhood Obesity Strategy: Chapter 2, what the timelines are for (a) developing and (b) publishing chapter 3 of that strategy.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (9 Jul 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mechanisms the Government plans to use to monitor progress towards achieving the ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030; and how regularly the outcomes of the policies designed to meet that target will be evaluated.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Obesity (9 Jul 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, published in June 2018, whether the Government's consultation on introducing a 9pm watershed for TV advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar will cover (a) whether such a policy should be implemented and (b) the timing of such a watershed.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Obesity (9 Jul 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan: Chapter 2, published in June 2018, whether the Government's consultation on introducing a 9pm watershed for TV advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar will include an explicit preferred option of prohibiting such advertising before 9pm.

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment: Childhood Obesity Strategy: Chapter 2 (25 Jun 2018)

Jon Ashworth: Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to make a statement on the Government’s childhood obesity strategy.

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment: Childhood Obesity Strategy: Chapter 2 (25 Jun 2018)

Jon Ashworth: We have a childhood obesity crisis, and we need action. Of course, many of the policies announced today seem familiar. That is because they are actually our policies. Supporting the Daily Mile initiative is a Labour policy. Supporting a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under-16s is a Labour policy. Proper food labelling is a Labour policy. A target of halving childhood obesity is a Labour...

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Jon Ashworth: ...these fundamental performance target questions, that exposes the inadequacy of this settlement. Why does the Secretary of State not tell us what was left out of this settlement? We have a childhood obesity crisis; we have seen cuts to sexual health services and to addiction services; and health visitor numbers are falling. Yet there is no new money for public health in this...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (8 May 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of obesity.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (17 Apr 2018)

Jon Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the public health responsibility deal on obesity rates among (a) adults and (b) children.


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