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  • Lord Moylan

Written Question: Food Advertising

Lord Moylan: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks made by Baroness Penn on 4 February (HL Deb col 1215), and the remarks made by the former Minister of State for the Department of Health and Social Care on 30 March (HC Deb col 865), why they did not consult on the scope of products subject to restrictions on foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), before the instore aspect of those HFSS restrictions the Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 came into force on 1 October.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health & Social Care (Lord Markham, CBE): The Government consulted on the product categories in scope of the Food (Promotion and Placement) (England) Regulations 2021 between 12 January 2019 and 6 April 2019. The advertising restrictions as referred to in the remarks of 4 February and 30 March are separate restrictions and have not come into force.

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