HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c451W
Mr. Cronin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give an approximate estimate of the percentage of the population of the United Kingdom who are obese, using any proper criteria he thinks appropriate.

Mr. Moyle

There is no medical consensus on the criteria for the definition of obesity that could be used as a basis for statistics. I regret, therefore, that it is not possible to provide the information requested.