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MPs to debate ban on liquid nitrogen

By Gurjit Degun , 22-Nov-2012
Last updated on 22-Nov-2012 at 15:22 GMT2012-11-22T15:22:17Z

David Morris MP: he has called for a ban in using liquid nitrogen

David Morris MP: he has called for a ban in using liquid nitrogen

MPs are set to debate the prohibition of liquid nitrogen on Friday 30 November after an 18-year-old was seriously injured after drinking a cocktail containing the ingredient.

David Morris MP, who called for a ban of liquid nitrogen, tabled the adjournment debate. Victim Gaby Scanlon is a member of his constituency, Morecambe & Lunesdale.

He said: “I am pleased that MPs will have an opportunity to discuss prohibiting liquid nitrogen in drinks. I hope that the debate will also serve to raise awareness of the potential dangers.”

Morris has also received support from the Prime Minister on this issue. In a letter to Morris, David Cameron sent his best wishes to Scanlon and her family. A handwritten note at the bottom of the letter read: “This is indeed a shocking story and you are quite right to follow it up.”  

Lancaster City Council are continuing with their investigations. Once they have been concluded Government departments such as the Food Standards Agency will know whether further guidance is necessary.