Obesity APPG

First Registered: 03/02/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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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. 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

3. 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

4. Summary -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 Statistics
06/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019 Obesity Statistics By Carl Baker Inside: 1. Obesity among adults, England 2. Obesity in children

Latest Documents
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
4: have a whole-society approach. Our approach to obesity involves physical education, supporting underprivileged - Speech Link
5: more powerful than those made by individuals. The obesity campaign launched in July seeks to achieve exactly - 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: their promotion of better health and to develop an obesity prevention strategy. Twenty years ago, food was - Speech Link
5: on board her points entirely. We very much take obesity more seriously as a result of Covid. That has given - Speech Link
6: of and referrals within obesity services if those currently experiencing obesity and mental illness are - Speech Link

4. 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
4: the poorest among us are the ones who deal with obesity, why do we not give them a Waitrose lunch and dinner - Speech Link
5: cleverly in government. He is absolutely right that obesity is strongly correlated with socioeconomic deprivation - Speech Link
6: Assembly some time ago produced a report on childhood obesity. Does the Minister agree, dipping into that report - Speech Link

5. Anti-obesity Strategies
14/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the impact of anti-obesity strategies on people suffering, or recovering, - Speech Link
2: carefully consider all views on our measures to reduce obesity. This includes feedback from a wide range of experts - Speech Link
3: mental health issues, but their relationship with obesity is complex. Many obese people also live with eating - Speech Link
4: do not completely align with her view that all obesity is not a matter of personal responsibility, nor - Speech Link
5: experience, advising them as part of their anti-obesity strategy? It seems to me that is one way of making - Speech Link
6: whether the Government can ensure that their latest obesity strategy is mindful of and responsive to the underlying - Speech Link
7: mental health challenges and connections between obesity and mental health, the resources need to be put - Speech Link
8: National Audit Office’s report last week on tackling obesity confirmed that there is limited evidence that calorie - Speech Link

6. Covid-19: Obese and Overweight People
04/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: My Lords, Britain is overweight. For too long, obesity has been a huge cost to the health of the individual - Speech Link
2: glad that the Government are finally taking the obesity epidemic seriously. I encourage my noble friend - Speech Link
3: noble Lord makes a good case. Chapter 2 of the obesity recommendations makes it very plain that clear - Speech Link
4: and Covid demonstrated very clearly that Covid, obesity, hypertension and diabetes type 2 were all severely - Speech Link
5: the threat of diabetes, in particular, and on obesity and healthy living for all circumstances. This - Speech Link
6: My Lords, global scientific data is clear: obesity weakens immune systems, resulting in increased - Speech Link

7. Childhood Obesity
16/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: taking part in a television experiment relating to obesity.The United Kingdom is now the third most - Speech Link
2: knows more than most about the health impacts of obesity, which include diabetes and other illnesses that - Speech Link

8. Obesity
18/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: quantity and right kind of food. There was no obesity then because they ate food that satisfied them: - Speech Link

9. Childhood Obesity
13/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: firmly committed to working together on childhood obesity. Since July, the teams have met three times for - Speech Link
2: July. Unfortunately, the latest statistics on obesity in children aged from 12 to 16 show a further deterioration - Speech Link
3: with those foods that eventually often lead to obesity? The structural underpinning of this problem is - Speech Link
4: Baroness has pointed out. The prevalence of childhood obesity doubles between the least deprived and the most - Speech Link
5: of the problem. It is worth pointing out that obesity and overweight issues cost the NHS alone £5 billion - Speech Link
6: produced a report some months ago on childhood obesity, covering all the jurisdictions it represents. - Speech Link
7: others have informed chapter 2 of the Government’s obesity strategy, which was published recently. Because - Speech Link

10. Children and Young People: Obesity
17/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: nine year-olds are very aware of the dangers of obesity, such as heart disease and diabetes—although they - Speech Link
2: sugar. That makes it palatable. So was born the obesity epidemic: a low-fat, high-carbohydrate, high-sugar - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Obesity
1. Obesity
asked by: Mary Glindon
08/06/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to reduce hospital admissions (a) directly attributable to obesity and (b) where obesity was a factor; and if he will make a statement.

2. Obesity
asked by: Mary Glindon
08/06/2020
... how admissions are coded in hospitals for obesity; and if he will make a statement.

3. Obesity
asked by: Royston Smith
29/05/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to reduce increasing levels of obesity.

4. Obesity
asked by: Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
01/06/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what new steps they are planning to take to reduce obesity. [T]

5. Obesity
asked by: Jim Shannon
01/09/2020
... (Iii) prostate cancer and (iv) heart disease.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 6th June 2018
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Portrait
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
James Davies Portrait
James Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Vale of Clwyd
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Mersey Dee North Wales , Union
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 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
1 APPG Membership
Autism
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