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Adjournment debate

Conservative MP David Morris led an adjournment debate on the prohibition of liquid nitrogen drinks on 30 November 2012.

Liquid nitrogen, which has a boiling point of -196C, is used for a variety of things, such as a coolant for computers and in medicine to remove unwanted skin, warts and pre-cancerous cells.

It has also become increasingly common at top restaurants as a method for instantly freezing food and drinks, or creating a cloud of vapour when exposed to air.

Gaby Scanlon, 18, had her stomach removed in an emergency operation after drinking a cocktail containing the frozen vapour at a bar in Lancaster, called Oscar's.

The Lancashire MP said: "I'm angry one of my constituents has been injured by [it] and that is one too many."


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