Early day motion 1101

SOFT DRINKS TAX

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Total number of signatures: 19

Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Corbyn, Jeremy Dobbin, Jim
Durkan, Mark Francis, Hywel Galloway, George Hancock, Mike
Hopkins, Kelvin Lucas, Caroline McDonnell, Alasdair Meale, Alan
Qureshi, Yasmin Ritchie, Margaret Roy, Lindsay Shannon, Jim
Sharma, Virendra Vaz, Keith Vaz, Valerie

That this House welcomes the report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges calling for an introduction of a 20 per cent tax on the sale of soft drinks and more advice for parents on the costs of high calorie food; notes the 10 point plan recommended by the report to reduce the £5.1 billion obesity cost to the NHS; recognises that the soft drink industry must take responsibility for the effect of its products on the nation's health; and calls on the Government to take immediate action by introducing a tax on soft drinks and legislation to reduce the amount of sugar, salt and fat in food and drinks.