HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c159W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what new initiatives his Department is planning in respect of obesity; and if he will make a statement. [8743]

Win Griffiths

Action in pursuit of the new Health Gain Targets for Wales published on 11 June 1997 is likely to include programmes to reduce the incidence of obesity.

In addition, the Health Promotion Authority for Wales' current strategic framework provides specifically for work to be undertaken to combat obesity by increasing physical activity in both adults and children and encouraging healthy eating in the population.