The family of a 12-year-old boy killed by a drink-driver who was then jailed for just eight weeks have been promised a review of the law by Home Secretary Charles Clarke.
The parents of Jamie Mason have collected a petition containing 33,000 signatures and handed it over to Mr Clarke at the House of Commons. And after meeting the family, Mr Clarke pledged that the Government was looking at the law.
Mr Clarke said: "We are currently considering changing the law to give much tougher penalties to people who kill though their unlawful and careless driving.
"I would like to pay tribute to the dignity that the family have shown through their appalling loss and I would pay my respects to this campaign."
Jamie's stepfather Steve Leighton, his mother Hayley, and half-sister Tracy travelled down to London to present Mr Clarke with the petition.
Jamie, of Blackwood Avenue, Wednesfield, died on January 8 when he was struck by a car in Cannock Road, Wolverhampton.
Driver Aaron Chisango, aged 27, from Telford, Shropshire, admitted drink-driving and having no licence or insurance and was jailed for two months.
But a much more serious charge of causing death by driving while unfit through drink, which would have led to a longer sentence, was dropped because of a lack of evidence.
Mr Leighton said after the meeting with Mr Clarke: "We don't see this is a political argument.
"Everyone is backing us 100 per cent. Whichever is the Government of the day they should listen to the people. We have got tremendous support and it is now up to the Government to listen to us."
Chisango, a Zambian national, has served his prison sentence but is now fighting to stay in the country.