Health Committee

No 1, Session 2003-04                           9 December 2003

EVIDENCE SESSION:    Inquiry into Obesity

The Health Committee has arranged the following meeting, to be held in public:

Thursday 18 December 2003 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, at 10:30 am.

Oral evidence from:

Dr Ian Campbell, Chair, National Obesity Forum

Dr Colin Waine, Visiting Professor of Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland

Dr Nick Finer, Hon.Consultant Physician in Obesity Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust

Professor John N Baxter, Professor of Surgery and consultant surgeon, University of Wales Swansea, Secretary of the British Obesity Surgery Society

Dympna Pearson, Chair, Dieticians in Obesity Management (UK), British Dietetic Association

At 11:20 am:

Professor Iain Broom, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, Grampian University Hospitals Trust, Principal Investigator, Counterweight Project

Louise Mann, Practice Nurse, Gable House Surgery

Amanda Avery, Community Dietician, Greater Derby Primary Care Trust

Sally Hayes/ Emma Croft,  Leeds North West PCT

At 12:10 pm:

Paula Hunt, Nutritionist and Dietician, Weightwatchers

Jacquie Lavin, Dietician, Slimming World

Jackie Cox, Joint Chair, The Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust (TOAST)

Dr Helen Truby , Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey, Principal Investigator for the BBC Diet Trials


Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 the day before the meeting.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies. The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.