Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:59 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower 3:59 pm, 31st October 2018

I welcome today’s debate, as I also have a constituent, Tina Walker, who has alpha-1. She travels from Swansea to the clinic in Coventry twice a year. Last night, I also had an email from an ex-pupil who I used to teach in Wigan, whose daughter—she must be just a small child—also has the condition. I feel strongly that we parliamentarians should be working together. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it would be wise of us to urge the Government to run a UK-wide campaign to raise awareness? As he says, this involves just a simple blood test.