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EDM (Early Day Motion) 724: tabled on 22 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House supports the report from the Local Government Association entitled, Tackling the Causes and Effects of Obesity, which calls for a fifth of VAT raised on unhealthy foods to go back to councils to fund health and leisure facilities; believes this is an innovative measure to fund vital obesity prevention programmes to control rapidly rising levels of diabetes and heart disease; notes that these funds can be used to allow for fitness, swimming and other very useful exercise initiatives; and calls on the Government strongly to consider the recommendations of the report.