Diabetes Plan

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor outline when he will publish the anti-obesity strategy he promised Londoners in his personal Telegraph column on the 11th of June 2012, and will he explain why, as of July 2013 the strategy has yet to be published, despite him promising it would be by April?


Answer for Diabetes Plan

Answer for Diabetes Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When the London Health Improvement Board (LHIB) was not given statutory status, delivery in its priority areas, including childhood obesity, did not proceed as originally planned. In order not to lose the momentum generated through the LHIB obesity programme I have worked with colleagues to secure the continuation of key elements of the programme. These include three years of GLA funding from April 2013 for:

• Healthy Schools London (which engages parents and the wider community as well as school children) • Public health expertise within TfL and my spatial planning teams - to ensure that London's public realm is developed in a way that supports health and physical activity.

Public Health England's London office also has an interest in London city-wide approaches to obesity and my team is working closely with them.