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Health Education

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in developing further indicators of success in achieving the new ambition on healthy weight. (247110)

Progress on tackling obesity and overweight will be measured against data on Body Mass Index, included in the Health Survey for England and the National Child Measurement Programme.

In addition, we are identifying ‘proxy indicators’ to assist us in monitoring national progress against the public service agreement trajectory. These will be set out in the Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives annual report this spring.