David Cameron has rejected calls for new taxation on sugary food and drinks but has not yet read a major report making the case for its introduction, Number 10 says.
A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: "The Prime Minister's view remains that he doesn't see a need for a tax on sugar."
The study was originally pushed back by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who had planned to release it with a Government strategy on obesity later in the year.
The numbers behind child health in England are frightening - no wonder the Prime Minister is being urged to act.
More than 70% of senior health professionals would support a tax on sugary foods and drinks, according to an ITV News poll.
A 20 per cent 'sugar tax' should be imposed on food and drink in a bid to help tackle the country's obesity and health crisis, a report says