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UK Parliament to debate on sugary drinks tax

UK Parliament to debate on sugary drinks tax
November 27
10:44 2015

On Monday 30 November the House of Commons will debate an e-petition calling for “a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children’s health.” The debate was scheduled by the Petitions Committee following a petition started online by Jamie Oliver and Sustain.

The debate, led by Helen Jones MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee, will start at 4.30pm on Monday in Westminster Hall. The debate is on the motion: “That this House has considered e-petition 106651 relating to a tax on sugary drinks.”

The petition was started by Jamie Oliver and Sustain and has now been signed by over 151,000 people. The Petitions Committee referred the petition to the Health Committee, which took evidence from the petitioners as part of its inquiry into childhood obesity.

The Petitions Committee has decided to schedule a debate on the petition to coincide with the publication of a report from the Health Committee. The Health Committee will make recommendations about what the Government’s policy priorities should be for addressing childhood obesity. MPs will be able to discuss the petition and the Health Committee’s report in the debate.

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