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Energy drinks inquiry


The Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks.

Research has shown that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than those in other European countries, with total consumption in the UK increasing by 185% between 2006 and 2015.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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13th Report - Energy drinks and children
Inquiry Energy drinks inquiry
HC 821
Response to this report
Government Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Energy drinks and children
CP 69
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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10 July 2018
Inquiry Energy drinks inquiry
Witnesses Andrew Taylor, Regulatory Policy Executive, Committees of Advertising Practice, Dr John Thompson, The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT), Dr Kevin Hargin, Head of Food Hygiene and Animal Health Policy Unit, Food Standards Agency, Dr Ashley Roberts, Senior Vice President, Food and Nutrition Group, Intertek, and adviser to Monster Energy Company, and Sam Pontrelli, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Monster Energy; Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, and Jenny Oldroyd, Deputy Director, Obesity, Food and Nutrition, Department of Health and Social Care
Oral Evidence
12 June 2018
Inquiry Energy drinks inquiry
Witnesses Darren Northcott, National Official (Education), NASUWT Teaching Union, Dr Amelia Lake, Associate Director, Fuse, The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, and Reader in Public Health Nutrition, Teeside University, Annabel Gipp, Specialist Paediatric Eating Disorders Dietitian, British Dietetic Association, and Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; Oliver Strudwick, Public Affairs Manager, British Soft Drinks Association, James Lowman, Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores, and James Bielby, Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Oral Evidence
Boots (END0042)
Department of Health and Social Care (END0041)
Benjamin Collins (END0033)

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