Sugar Tax

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4347
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the cross-party health select committee's decision to support proposals for the introduction of a 20 per cent levy on soft drinks and in line with your role to tackle health inequalities, would you consider backing the introduction of such a levy in London as a means of reducing health inequalities related to obesity and diabetes?

Answer

Answer for Sugar Tax

Answer for Sugar Tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I said at the "Better Health for London: One Year On" conference and in response to MQ 2015/3690, I am willing to explore the implications of introducing a sugar tax in London.