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Richard Iii

EDM number 473 in 2013-14, proposed by Keith Vaz on 04/09/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Burial and cremation, Crown and Cultural heritage.

That this House welcomes the bid to reinter Richard III's remains in Leicester; notes that the former King's remains have remained buried in Leicester for over 500 years; recognises the essential role that the University of Leicester's archaeologists have played in uncovering his burial site; believes that it is only right and dignified that the remains remain in their resting place and not be transported to another place; hopes that the remains be buried in Leicester permanently; acknowledges that the Battle of Bosworth and this historical tale is another fantastic aspect to Leicester's cultural heritage; and calls on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to give the city the deserving title of City of Culture 2017.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

Keith Vaz04/09/2013Leicester EastLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins09/09/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon10/09/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Anne Begg10/09/2013Aberdeen SouthLabourSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell11/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded

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