TAX will not stop people eating sugar and salt. What we are in the main discussing is people who are overweight and obese. Let’s face it, if you eat less of any food, you will lose weight and be all the healthier for it.

So ban dinner plates and replace them with smaller tea plates, and, of course no second helpings allowed.

I have a relative, who at age of 17, weighed 16 stones. She began a diet and lost eight stones in 12 weeks, and has kept every ounce off for years since. She also banned snacking and sweets. It takes some doing but is worth it.

Finally! A viable solution when it comes to mounting debt problems.

I know folks who buy two lots of fish and chips for themselves, and eat them all together in a few minutes.

I recall a holiday in America, when standing beside a boy of eight or nine who produced a two pint bottle of cola and finished it in no time. Makes you think, does it not?

Take a look at our town centres - cafes and fast food joints dominate and there are always planning applications to open even more. That is where the damage is done.

Many amateur sports clubs are closing because they cannot raise people to participate. Sadly watching the television would now appear to be the preferred leisure activity.

So Boris, get on your bike and show us what can be done!

Allan Wilkinson