HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 c718W
15. Tom Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's policy to tackle obesity. [162793]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Tackling obesity is at the heart of many of the Government's health priority areas. Prevention is the best long-term approach, especially in children, by improving diet and promoting physical activity. The Public Health White Paper will provide the overarching framework for work on diet and nutrition, physical activity and obesity.