The Daily Mail claims to have a copy of proposals from the Shadow Cabinet subgroup on health.

They say the Labour health blueprint includes:

  • A total ban on the current £300 million sports sponsorship by drinks firms.
  • Minimum alcohol price to stop ‘pre-loading’ by young drinkers.
  • Banning supermarkets from selling drinks near the door, or sweets at the tills.
  • New laws to curb the amount of sugar, fat and salt in food aimed at children – and a 9pm watershed  for TV adverts for unhealthy products that might appeal to youngsters.
  • Lottery cash to build skateboard parks.
  • Aiming to get half the population to take regular exercise within ten years.
  • A goal that children born from next year will be the ‘first smoke free generation’.
Daily Mail view of Labour public health policy

Daily Mail view of Labour public health policy

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  1. Tony Jewell says:

    Sounds Like a good set of public health initiatives!

  2. Tom Williams says:

    About time – a quick cost benefit analysis should shut up the critics – and these policies hardly curtail freedom.

  3. Excellent stuff. Well done Labour.
    The rabid right are foaming at the mouth …. which say’s everything about them really.

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