Written question – Health [19/07/18]

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication entitled A Healthier Future: Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, published by the Scottish Government on 2 July 2018, whether he plans to seek convergence of regulations on price promotion between Scotland and England. (163145)

Tabled on: 11 July 2018

Steve Brine:

We welcome Scotland producing its own obesity plan and recognise many of our ambitions are aligned, including measures on price promotions. In the second chapter of our childhood obesity plan, launched in June 2018, we have committed to consult on price promotions later this year. We will consider all responses before setting out the next steps, including looking at the action being taken in Scotland.

‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2’ is available at the following link:


The answer was submitted on 19 Jul 2018 at 16:09.