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No squabbling over King Richard
9:33am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
MPs should not squabble over the final resting place of King Richard III, the Commons was told ahead of a debate on the issue next week.
Sir Tony Baldry, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, said convention dictates bodies should be reburied in the nearest suitable church – in this case, Leicester Cathedral.
However, Labour’s York Central MP Hugh Bayley has called for the king to be buried in York and will lead an adjournment debate on the issue on Tuesday. Mr Bayley said: “It would be wrong to bicker in the Commons about the burial place and the matter should now be considered by experts.”