House of Commons
HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
EDM #1687
Tabled 11 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the increasing challenges to the health and wellbeing of children and young people today; notes that 20 per cent of English pupils aged 10 and 11 are now classed as obese; notes that the number of girls treated for attempting an overdose rose more than tenfold from 1997 to 2017; further notes that 89 per cent of girls and 79 per cent of boys aged five to 15 fail to meet the minimum recommended guidelines for physical activity; recognises that firefighting individual issues is unlikely to reverse the increasing tide of poor outcomes; further recognises that a voice at the heart of Government is required to devise and implement solutions across departments; and calls on the Government to appoint a Cabinet minister for children and young people.

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