Richard III makes parliamentary appearance

Posted by hct16 at Feb 07, 2013 01:10 PM |
The discovery of the lost king's remains was a topic of debate in the House of Commons on 5 Tuesday and 6 Wednesday February 2013.
Richard III makes parliamentary appearance

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The subject of Richard III arose during both Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons on 5 and 6 February.

Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South, pictured) thanked the Ministry of Justice for granting the University of Leicester the licence to exhume the remains that have proven to be those of Richard III.

Many congratulations were offered to all who had been involved. Chris Grayling, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice said ‘I hope everyone will come together for a proper service to mark the occasion, and for a formal interrment in the cathedral.’

There was even some light-hearted discussion with comments such as ‘Can the Prime Minister confirm that Atos declared that Richard III is fit for work?’ as well as ‘How much does he owe in parking fines?’