David’s Diary: Liquid nitrogen must be banned

David Morris MP.
David Morris MP.
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Thank you to Rosalind and John from James Baxter & Son, who represented the constituency at Lancashire Day in the House of Commons last week.

It was an excellent day and was nice to see so many people enjoying Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps.

On the day, The Red Rose of Lancashire was flying proudly on the Department for Communities and Local Government building at Whitehall.

Last week, I tabled a debate in the House of Commons to prohibit liquid nitrogen in drinks, as a result of what happened to Gaby Scanlon.

The Minister promised me that once the investigation is concluded by Lancaster City Council, Government departments including the Food Standards Agency will consider carefully what to do next.

The Minister’s final comments were: “we must ensure that what happened to Gaby does not happen again to other young people.”

I agree with him, which is why I tabled the debate and I am pleased the Government is listening.

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of turning on the Christmas lights in Lincoln Close, Westgate with John ‘Gilly’ Gilmore from BBC Radio Lancashire.

It must be said that Ian Clifton who organised the event and does so every year is an asset to our community. He has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Well done Ian and I would urge you to have a look at Lincoln Close as you will be impressed.

Ian is raising funds for Derian House in Chorley. Derian House helps children from all over the North West.

You can follow me on Twitter @mpdavidmorris, write to me at David Morris MP, Office 204, Riverway House, Morecambe Rd, Skerton LA1 2RX, email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk or call 01524 841225.