Sugary Drinks Tax

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2645
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Mayor support the introduction of a Sugary Drinks Tax, given the role sugary drinks play in exacerbating London's obesity epidemic?

Answer

Answer for Sugary Drinks Tax

Answer for Sugary Drinks Tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is clear that too many sugary drinks do not form part of a healthy diet but I believe that a specific tax, whose laudable aim would be to reduce their consumption, would be very regressive and I could not support such a measure.