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Sugar tax to be debated in Tynwald

Move could help combat obesity

Should the Isle of Man introduce a sugar tax as a way of trying to combat health issues such as obesity and diabetes?

Rushen MHK Juan Watterson wants to find out if there's the stomach for such a levy among Tynwald members.

At the December sitting, which starts today, Mr Watterson will ask them to support the principle of a sugar tax and for government to publish proposals next year.

He says it's not about going any further than that yet:

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