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Obesity And Sugar Substitution

EDM number 1156 in 2006-07, proposed by Ashok Kumar on 19/03/2007.

That this House notes that the recently published Eurostat yearbook reveals that levels of adult obesity in the UK are the worst in Europe, which reinforces the scale of the challenge facing Government in reducing levels of adult and childhood obesity; highlights as anomalous and as counterproductive to meeting obesity targets the fact that very high calorie and high sugar content cold drinks such as fruit juices continue to be allowed in schools, whereas drinks using low calorie sweeteners are to be banned; calls upon officials in the Department of Health, the Food Standards Agency, the School Food Trust, the Department for Education and Skills and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to pursue evidence-based policies and recognise the value of sugar substitution as part of the fight against obesity, as widely recognised by clinicians, academics, slimming organisations and the general public; welcomes the statement from the Public Health minister that emerging evidence is being kept under review and that sugar substitution with low calorie sweeteners has a role to play in reducing energy intake; and calls upon the Government to redouble its efforts to engage with industry to address levels of sugar and fat in food and drink to reduce calorific intake in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ashok Kumar19/03/2007Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourProposed
Nigel Evans19/03/2007Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
Bob Russell19/03/2007ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Gibson19/03/2007Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Spink19/03/2007Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Michael Penning19/03/2007Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt20/03/2007Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner20/03/2007Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley20/03/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock20/03/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew20/03/2007StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/03/2007HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/03/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Derek Conway20/03/2007Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Martin Caton20/03/2007GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell20/03/2007East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alan Meale20/03/2007MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Keetch20/03/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis21/03/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Stephen Williams21/03/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/03/2007Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Colin Breed21/03/2007South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/03/2007Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Simpson21/03/2007Upper BannDUPSigned
Adrian Sanders21/03/2007TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/03/2007Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Eric Illsley23/03/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Dai Davies23/03/2007Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Paul Flynn26/03/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson26/03/2007East AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Devine26/03/2007LivingstonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable27/03/2007TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/2007Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Andrew George27/03/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith27/03/2007Bristol North WestLabourSigned
William McCrea27/03/2007South AntrimDUPSigned
Brian Jenkins27/03/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon28/03/2007North DownUUPSigned
Edward Davey28/03/2007Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz16/04/2007Leicester EastLabourSigned
Paul Rowen18/04/2007RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell23/04/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Greg Pope24/04/2007HyndburnLabourSigned
Betty Williams24/04/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson01/05/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds02/05/2007Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Crausby22/05/2007Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nicholas BrownUnknownWithdrawn

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