Fat tax: Angela Eagle and Steve Webb on unhealthy food
Labour MP Angela Eagle called for better food labelling and education, instead of a "fat tax" for high-calorie food and drink as suggested by a director at the University of Oxford.
Pensions Minister Steve Webb appeared to agree and said it was unlikely there would be plans for a fat tax soon, but evidence from Denmark should be examined.
They were debating with health promotion research group director Mike Rayner who has suggested a 12p tax on fizzy drinks in a Daily Politics soapbox film.
The bid is modelled on extra taxes for alcohol and cigarettes to curb their use in Britain and a tax on unhealthy food in Denmark.