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Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department plans to take in response to the United Nations Resolution on the threat of a diabetes epidemic. (116464)

[holding answer 18 January 2007]: Diabetes is an epidemic that demands our attention and action. However, we do not think that a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly is the primary way that this will be achieved. We would support an initiative that referred to diabetes within a broader public resolution or sought to raise the profile of non-communicable diseases at the World Health Organization.