Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 27th February 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

We come to decision time. The first question is, that amendment S5M-10652.1, in the name of Miles Briggs, which seeks to amend motion S5M-10652, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on developing a Scottish healthy weight strategy, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer:

The second question is

, that amendment

S5M-10652.3, in the name of David Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-10652, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on developing a Scottish healthy weight strategy, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The final question is, that motion S5M-10652, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on developing a Scottish healthy weight strategy, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament supports the development of an ambitious new Scottish healthy weight strategy; believes that fresh action is necessary, as two thirds of the population are above a healthy weight and almost a third of children are in danger of being overweight or obese; recognises that obesity and the absence of a healthy diet are clearly linked to harms, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer; supports proposals that are anticipated to have the greatest effect, including restricting junk food price promotions, exploring the strengthening of current labelling arrangements and enhancing how nutrition information is communicated; acknowledges that the food environment in which people live must be addressed in this work as this has a significant impact on the choices that people make for their diet; believes that a cross-portfolio approach is required to achieve meaningful change and embed the ambitions set out in the draft strategy; recognises the crucial role that an active lifestyle plays in tackling obesity and related conditions; encourages the Scottish Government to examine where the current draft strategy can be strengthened as a result of feedback to the recent consultation; notes the importance of an active lifestyle for maintaining good physical and mental health and wellbeing and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that resources are made available to support increased physical activity programmes for all ages and backgrounds; believes that the case for action is clear, and therefore calls on the Scottish Government to consider bringing forward the timescale for the publication and implementation of its strategy as a matter of urgency.

That concludes decision time. We now move to members’ business. It will take a few moments for members and ministers to change seats.