Richard III reinterment debate features in the House of Lords

Posted by de57 at Feb 27, 2013 11:30 AM |
Minister of State for Justice states that University of Leicester will make decision on where King Richard III will be buried

Minister of State for Justice Lord McNally spoke in the House of Lords on 25th February 2013 about the reinterment of Richard III, saying that it is not for the Government or the Ministry of Justice to decide where he will be buried.

In response to a question posed by Lord Birt, Lord McNally said:

“It is not for the Government or the Ministry of Justice to decide where the remains of Richard III will be re-interred. The licence issued by the Ministry of Justice includes conditions on where the remains should be re-interred, as well as stating that the remains should be treated with due care and attention to decency. It is for the University of Leicester as the licensee to determine where the remains should be laid to rest. They have indicated that they intend to re-inter the remains in Leicester Cathedral, which is one of the possible locations referred to in the licence.”

 

The reinterment of Richard III has recently also featured in a debate in the House of Commons, on 12th March 2013. You can read more about this here

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