The Member of Parliament for Winchester and Chandler's Ford has given an impassioned plea for the Government to take action on preventable allergy related deaths.
Steve Brine spoke during a Westminster Hall debate on two e-petitions, including Owen's Law, which sought to change the law around allergy labelling in UK restaurants.
Steve, who also chair's the Health and Social Care Select Committee in the House of Commons, recently met Owen's sister in Winchester to hear about Owen's story and how important legislation in this area would be.
Speaking in the debate the MP said : "In the case of Owen, who's sad death at the age of just 18, gave rise to the campaign for Owen's Law and Natasha, who we've heard about as well. These were simply avoidable deaths."
"So, to avoid other families suffering the same awful loss that Owen's family and Natasha's family have experienced, it is absolutely essential that the Government looks at what more can be done to pull together all of this work that’s been done over many years, to ensure that people with allergies have the information they need to make informed decisions about what they can and cannot eat."
Watch Steve's full speech via SteveBrineTV
Read the full debate via Hansard