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NDM6144 - Debate by Individual Members under Standing Order 11.21(iv)

NDM6144

Jenny Rathbone (Cardiff Central)
Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
Vikki Howells (Cynon Valley)
Angela Burns (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
Dai Lloyd (South West Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes that

a) levels of obesity across Wales continue to rise and is more prevalent amongst poorer communities;

b) changing people's eating habits is complicated and involves a combination of good food availability, affordability and cookery skills;

c) the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 has yet to impact significantly on the amount of exercise people undertake;

d) declining rates of smoking have only been achieved through decades of education and tough government action, and took place against the tobacco industry's efforts to deny the science and block government action; and

e) a combination of education, legislation and public procurement is required to tackle a growing public health problem.

'Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013'

 

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 01/12/2016

Decision due: 7 Dec 2016 by Plenary

Lead member: Jenny Rathbone AM

 

 

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