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Ill Health (Contributory Factors)

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates have been made of the costs to the NHS of (a) the potential lifetime ill health of a low birthweight baby, (b) obesity and (c) indoor winter temperatures below 15 degrees centigrade. [96288]

The National Audit Office report, "Tackling Obesity in England', puts the cost of obesity to the National Health Service at £0.5 billion a year. Information is not collected on the other costs.


Tackling Obesity in England

Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General

HC220 Session 2000–2001: 15 February 2001