Energy Drinks: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the sale of energy drinks to people aged under 16.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government confirmed it will end the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 16 in chapter three of the childhood obesity plan, published in July 2019 as part of ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’. We will be setting out the full policy in our consultation response as soon as possible.

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