Obesity APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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To call on the government to prioritise and drive increased investment and resource into both the prevention and treatment of obesity.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Obesity

1. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Budget and NHS long-term plan - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Written evidence - All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity                                                       

2. Novo Nordisk - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Budget and NHS long-term plan - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Plan (LTP) of the significant impact of obesity and obesity treatment to the NHS. The Health Survey for

3. Child obesity and excess weight: small area level data, March 2020 update
03/03/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Official Statistics Child obesity and excess weight: small area level data, March

4. Report - Childhood obesity
09/09/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: General Department of Health & Social Care Childhood obesity HC 726 SESSION 2019˜2021 9 SEPTEMBER 2020 A picture

5. Obesity Profile: December 2020 update
01/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Official Statistics Obesity Profile: December 2020 update Obesity Profile online data tool:

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Recent Speeches related to Obesity

1. Childhood Obesity
02/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: campaign to reduce obesity, takes forward actions from previous chapters of the childhood obesity plan and sets - Speech Link
2: tackle obesity? Secondly, does the Minister agree that tackling obesity, especially childhood obesity, requires - Speech Link
3: together the obesity strategy announced in July and who will continue to work on the obesity strategy. We - Speech Link

2. Obesity: Covid-19
10/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered obesity and the covid-19 outbreak.This issue has - Speech Link
2: week, because your system will go askew.”Obesity leads to high blood pressure and some types of - Speech Link

3. Obesity
05/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity The Future of Obesity Services, published on 25 November 2020 - Speech Link
2: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity and its report The Future of Obesity Services, which continues to - Speech Link
3: reply, but he will know that we have had several obesity strategies before. What steps are the Government - Speech Link

4. Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021
22/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: living with obesity, and one in three children leave primary school overweight or obese. Obesity has huge - Speech Link
2: intended effect of addressing concerning levels of obesity in the United Kingdom; further regrets that their - Speech Link
3: I share government’s commitment to addressing obesity. My concern with these regulations is not their - Speech Link

5. Childhood Obesity
15/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: help us meet our ambition of halving childhood obesity by 2030. The review, due to report in September - Speech Link
2: portion. That of course leads to further childhood obesity, dental decay and addiction to sugar. Can my noble - Speech Link
3: to look at a range of further options to tackle obesity. We have publicly committed to taking action on - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Obesity
1. Obesity
asked by: Martyn Day
17/11/2020
... what plans he has to tackle the stigma associated with living with obesity or overweight; and if he will make a statement.

2. Obesity
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
17/11/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of shopper intent when developing the scope for the proposed location restrictions set out in the Tackling Obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives strategy.

3. Obesity
asked by: Alex Norris
05/11/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of future trade deals on the implementation of that strategy.

4. Obesity
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
17/11/2020
... published on 27 July 2020 on the consumption of sugar and excess calories in developing the proposed promotion and advertising restrictions.

5. Obesity
asked by: Philip Davies
11/11/2020
... whether specialist chocolate confectionary shops will fall under the scope of the proposed location restrictions set out in the Tackling Obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives strategy.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
James Davies Portrait
James Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Portrait
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Portrait
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mary Glindon MP, Swans Centre for Innovation, Station Rd, Wallsend, NE28 6HJ. Tel: 0191 234 2493.

Public Enquiry Point:

Tom Doughty, Healthcomms Consulting, 17 Swan Court, 9 Tanner Street, London SE1 3LE. Tel: 020 7735 6963

Email: tom.doughty@healthcommsconsulting.co.uk

Secretariat:

Healthcomms Consulting acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.healthcommsconsulting.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://obesityappg.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Healthcomms Consulting
Description
Healthcomms Consulting is paid by Novo Nordisk, Medtronic Ltd, and Johnson & Johnson to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£82,501
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
PB Consulting
Description
PB Consulting is paid by Novo Nordisk, Medtronic Ltd, and Johnson & Johnson to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£70,501
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Healthcomms Consulting
Description
Healthcomms Consulting is paid by Novo Nordisk, Medtronic Ltd, and Johnson & Johnson to act as the group's secretariat   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£70,501
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
PB Consulting is paid by grants from Novo Nordisk, Medtronic Ltd and Johnson & Johnson to act as the group's secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£66,001
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
PB Consulting
Description
PB Consulting is paid by grants from Novo Nordisk and Medtronic Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£25,501
Date
20 Feb 2017
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/02/2017 To : 20/02/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
4 Jan 2016
Source
The Whitehouse Consultancy
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Obesity APPG

Former APPG Officers
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Warner Portrait
Lord Warner
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Pat McFadden Portrait
Pat McFadden
Vice Chair
Labour - Wolverhampton South East
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Erewash
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Emma Reynolds Portrait
Emma Reynolds
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton North East
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
John Mc Nally
Vice Chair
Joined: 3rd February 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017