Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has urged that all funds received from the UK Government’s sugar tax should be used to encourage an active lifestyle.
Commenting Mr Cole-Hamilton said:
“The proceeds of the sugar tax need to be channelled into an initiative to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
"The Scottish Government needs to take action and not follow in the footsteps of the Conservatives who seem to care more about big business than the well being of our children. The UK Government's wider plan is a woeful attempt to tackle obesity across the country.
“NHS services are already under strain through tackling diabetes, heart conditions and mental health problems caused by poor diet and exercise. We need to take radical steps to change the culture across Scotland to end the obesity epidemic and take pressure off struggling health services.”