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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 82392, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department plans to allocate to the NHS to deliver the Government's new obesity strategy, announced on 27 July 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

21 September 2020

Through the obesity strategy we are committed to expanding weight management services and will provide further details on this later in the year.

We are already backing all National Health Service organisations with significant funding commitments including the Chancellor’s latest fund for the healthcare response to COVID-19, which stands at £31.9 billion for this year alone. This is in addition to the Long Term Settlement that will see NHS funding increase by £33.9 billion by 2023-24.