Ill Health (Contributory Factors)

Health written question – answered on 26th February 2003.

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Photo of Mr Andy King Mr Andy King Labour, Rugby and Kenilworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates have been made of the costs to the NHS of (a) the potential lifetime ill health of a low birthweight baby, (b) obesity and (c) indoor winter temperatures below 15 degrees centigrade.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The National Audit Office report, 'Tackling Obesity in England', puts the cost of obesity to the National Health Service at £0.5 billion a year. Information is not collected on the other costs.


Tackling Obesity in England

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General

HC220 Session 2000–2001: 15 February 2001

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