CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

BUSINESS QUESTION – QUEEN MOTHER STATUE – 11 April 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: May we have a debate at an appropriate time on the possibility of establishing a permanent public memorial to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother? Such a debate would enable the Official Opposition to make common cause with the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, who is reported to have made the excellent suggestion that a statue of her be erected in Trafalgar Square. Acting on that suggestion would give the public an opportunity to subscribe to such a statute, even if that upsets those of the chattering classes who have been filling the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square with their perverse, self-indulgent and inconsequential offerings in recent months.