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Obesity: Children

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Government did not set a target to reduce levels of obesity in children between 1997 and 2004. (228994)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 457W.

A public service agreement (PSA) target was set in 2004 to halt the year on year rise in obesity among children aged 11 by 2010 in the context of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole.