Parliament Website

Obesity, The National Audit Office And Toast

EDM number 648 in 2001-02, proposed by Bob Russell on 14/01/2002.

That this House notes the Report on Obesity in England produced by the National Audit Office in February 2001 which found that 21 per cent. of women and 17 per cent. of men were obese in 1998 and that currently over half of women and two thirds of men are overweight; also notes with concern the National Audit Office conclusion that 18 million sick days and 30,000 deaths occur as a result each year leading to annual costs of ú0.5 billion to the NHS and ú2 billion to the economy; further notes that according to The Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust, 1,000 people become obese every day in the United Kingdom; observes that, whilst helpful, Government advice to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables daily and take appropriate exercise has not stemmed the tide of obesity, and is inadequate for those who are already overweight; welcomes both the National Conference on Obesity organised by the National Audit Office on 21st January to highlight concerns on these issues and the publication by TOAST of its new Report 'Obesity: A Call for Action'; accepts that obesity have many complex causes and require a range of solutions; and urges Her Majesty's Government urgently to review its policies in this area, to work to achieve the implementation of the TOAST Action Plan, and to set clear measurable targets for halting the increase in obesity and ultimately reducing its incidence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Bob Russell14/01/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
David Amess14/01/2002Southend WestConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon16/01/2002North DownUUPSigned
Paul Tyler17/01/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew18/01/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Rudi Vis18/01/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Brian Cotter21/01/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson22/01/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones22/01/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd22/01/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Kidney23/01/2002StaffordLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley23/01/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox24/01/2002TootingLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/01/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tom Brake24/01/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best29/01/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/01/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed05/02/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Wilkinson05/02/2002Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Tony Worthington06/02/2002Clydebank & MilngavieLabourSigned
Andrew George06/02/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/02/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Rendel06/02/2002NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Tredinnick07/02/2002BosworthConservativeSigned
Richard Taylor07/02/2002Wyre ForestIndependentSigned
Adrian Bailey07/02/2002West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Fabricant07/02/2002LichfieldConservativeSigned
Sue Doughty07/02/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian H Donohoe07/02/2002Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt07/02/2002CrawleyLabourSigned
John McWilliam07/02/2002BlaydonLabourSigned
George Galloway08/02/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Paul Flynn08/02/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Patsy Calton08/02/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable08/02/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Austin Mitchell08/02/2002Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Iris Robinson11/02/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin11/02/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jenny Tonge12/02/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green12/02/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty12/02/2002Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Tony Colman12/02/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Helen Clark12/02/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell12/02/2002Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Clarke13/02/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Frank Cook13/02/2002Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds14/02/2002Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Barry Gardiner25/02/2002Brent NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams25/02/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Roger Berry27/02/2002KingswoodLabourSigned
Russell Brown27/02/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/03/2002Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Mike Wood04/03/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Win Griffiths07/03/2002BridgendLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/03/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ian Lucas13/03/2002WrexhamLabourSigned
Evan Harris03/04/2002Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 03/04/2002MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Watkinson22/05/2002UpminsterConservativeSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.