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British Medical Association Food For Thought Report

EDM number 296 in 2015-16, proposed by Keith Vaz on 14/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Food, Health education and preventive medicine, Obesity and Taxation.

That this House welcomes the report by the British Medical Association entitled Food for Thought, which has identified the considerable risks of poor diet for public health; notes that the report identifies an obesity crisis in the UK and calls for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks to subsidize the cost of fruit and vegetables; further notes that the majority of the population does not consume the recommended level of fruit and vegetables, and that a sugar tax and other measures could reduce the prevalence of obesity by an estimated 180,000 people; is deeply concerned with record levels of tooth decay in children, record numbers of people with diabetes and record numbers of people with obesity; and calls on the Government to take the report's proposals into consideration.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Keith Vaz14/07/2015Leicester EastLabourProposed
Mark Durkan14/07/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Paul Flynn15/07/2015Newport WestLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell15/07/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Alex Salmond15/07/2015Seconded
Jim Shannon15/07/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins15/07/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Deidre Brock16/07/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Michelle Thomson16/07/2015Edinburgh WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law16/07/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma16/07/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Liz McInnes16/07/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John McDonnell16/07/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John McNally16/07/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford20/07/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/07/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Patrick Grady21/07/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas21/07/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/07/2015Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Anderson21/07/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Marion Fellows21/07/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin07/09/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Ruth Cadbury07/09/2015Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell07/09/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Drew Hendry07/09/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Andrew McDonald08/09/2015MiddlesbroughLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan09/09/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell15/09/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi26/10/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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