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Obesity: North East

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by his Department to combat obesity amongst young people in the North East. (254891)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 650W.

At a local level, it is the responsibility of primary care trusts (PCTs) working with local authorities to co-ordinate work to tackle childhood obesity. PCT plans, developed alongside local authority Children and Young People's Plans, will feed into local area agreements agreed with the Government offices. Local areas will develop and implement their own initiatives based on local needs and circumstances.