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Sugar Tax?

Sugar is making us fat

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has said he believes the Government could still back a “sugar tax” despite previous indications that ministers are against such plans.

Speaking at a session of the Commons health select committee, Mr Oliver, who endorses a tax on sugary drinks and snacks, said there had been “robust” discussions with Government about the merits of such a plan.

“The discussions that I’ve had haven’t implied that that is written off. I think the discussions that have I’ve had are been robust,” he said. “Mr Cameron is reviewing everything and seems to be interrogating it really well.”

“We need to make sure that he’s brave,” he said, suggesting a tax could remind business that children’s health is the over-riding concern  More