Lord Byron: 200th Anniversary - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:53 pm ar 16 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Lord Baker of Dorking Lord Baker of Dorking Ceidwadwyr 2:53, 16 Ebrill 2024

Normally one is memorised in our country by a stone slab in Westminster Abbey. I think it is unlikely that the Church of England would welcome one for Byron, but he was, from 1809, when he went to Greece, a Member of this House, so could we not find a niche for him here somewhere? How many noble Lords can remember a Peer who sat in this House from 1800 to 1820? Are there any names to be offered? No. If tourists saw a statue of Bryon, they would find this House rather more interesting.