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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Children: Obesity more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, entitled Voices of the hungry, published in April 2016, whether tackling dietary inequality will be a focus of the forthcoming childhood obesity strategy. more like this
tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
uin 44476 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Food insecurity is a global problem which the United Nations (UN) agreed to confront at the World Food Summit in 1996 and has framed subsequent sustainable development goals. Getting accurate and informative data was the motivation for the ‘Voices of the Hungry’ project. This project has established an annual universal metric to measure lack of access to food and the severity of this in over 150 countries, and help inform UN policy. The Department for International Development has provided financial support to enable the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to take this forward.</p><p>The United Kingdom is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and to the data the FAO commissions and manages. There are therefore no plans for the Department of Health to independently monitor food insecurity going forward, or determine a precise estimate on which to base action to reduce food poverty.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling childhood obesity and launched Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action on 18 August. A copy of the plan is attached and is also available at:</p><p></p>
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
grouped question UIN 44475 remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T16:12:30.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:12:30.157Z
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label Biography information for Philip Dunne more like this
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label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford remove filter