Health Secretary Andrew Lansley
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Councils take on healthy lifestyle drive

Councils are to be put in charge of encouraging healthier lifestyles under new plans to be unveiled by ministers.

The government believes the wider remit of councils in areas such as housing, transport and leisure puts them in a stronger position to tackle smoking, drinking and obesity in England.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley explained the plans to the BBC.

  • 30 Nov 2010
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