To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children in (a) each London borough and (b) English region were obese in the most recent year for which figures are available.
The information requested is not available in the exact format requested.
The national child measurement programme provides the most comprehensive data on obesity among children aged 4-5 and 10-11 years; now in its third year, it has produced one of the largest collections of data on children's height and weight in the world. The most recent available data, broken down by London local authority and strategic health authority (SHA) in England, can be found, respectively, in table C on pages 39 to 40 and table B on page 38, National Child Measurement Programme: 2006-07 school year, headline results, which was published on
Further information on the percentage of children in England who are obese, for ages two to 15 years, broken down by Government Office Region and SHA in England, is collected in the Health Survey for England. The most recent available data for children can be found in Tables 2.3 and 2.11, pages 36 and 43, Health Survey for England 2006: Volume 2 Obesity and other risk factors in children, which was published on