HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 cc599-600W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make it his policy to set a target for Wales to reduce the proportion of overweight people to 6 per cent. of men and 8 per cent. of women by the year 2005.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The English strategy has set targets for the small number of people who are clinically obese. However, in Wales we have concentrated on the larger number of people who are either overweight or obese, and have set targets for reducing the mean body weight of the population as a whole as well as addressing the numbers of those overweight or obese.