Archive of 16 November 2007
Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP for Tyne and Wear, tells politics.co.uk that free, hot meals for all school children would help cut obesity and reverse health inequalities.
When 24-hour drinking came into force in 2005 it was touted as a solution to rising levels of alcohol-related crime. Now, Gordon Brown is actively considering abandoning it.
Obesity is now firmly a matter for public policy, with the government citing the strain on the NHS to justify a raft of targets for a slimmer nation.