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House of Lords debate Sugary Drinks Tax

The debate showed those speaking in the House of Lords look favourably on the need for a sugary drinks tax spearheading a range of measures for tacklling childhood obesity and diet related problems.

The transcript from the debate held on 13 January 2016 can be found here.

Children's Health Fund: Set up by Jamie Oliver and Sustain in August 2015, the aim is to get restaurants to volunteer to put a 10p levy on non-alcoholic soft drinks with added sugar. This money will be paid into the Children’s Health Fund to support programmes and schemes aimed at improving children’s health and food education.

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