Department of Health written question – answered at on 25 March 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage confectionery retailers to reduce the sugar content of their products.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We are working in voluntary partnership with the food and drink industry to cut calories, including sugar, across a range of products including confectionery and fizzy drinks. Businesses have taken billions of calories out of their products, including by cutting sugar in juice and fizzy drinks, and by reducing the size of single serving confectionery.

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