Health and Care Bill

Second reading of the Health and Care Bill. We need to support the provisions in the Bill on restricting the advertising of less healthy food and drink. We must recognise the importance of these measures in reducing the significant harms that can come from diabetes. People struggling with obesity and diabetic control, children especially, are not helped by the advertising of foods that are high in fat, sugar or salt.

We all know that the NHS is under many great pressures, but we can reduce those pressures by reducing the number of people in hospital and by looking to increase investment in technologies that help people with diabetes to improve their control.

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