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30 August 2017

Treasury asked to confirm how many times George Osborne went for lunch with Jamie Oliver

People against Sugar Tax has sent off a Freedom of Information request to the Treasury asking them how many times George Osborne went for lunch with Jamie Oliver, before and after the sugar tax was announced in March 2016.

Rumours have been circulating that George Osborne may have had an undisclosed lunch with Jamie Oliver shortly after the sugar tax was announced in the 2016 Budget.

"We've sent off this FOI request so that we can get a better idea of what made George Osborne announce this unpopular tax."

"If there have been undisclosed lunches between the former Chancellor and Jamie Oliver, the public have a right to know about this."

Brook Whelan

Chief Executive of People against Sugar Tax