Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th April 2014.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

Last week, we marked the bard’s nativity, four hundred years and fifty ere the swan of Avon breathed his first. Stratfordians on Saturday processed through their town, bearing rosemary in memory of their immortal son, and here in your apartments last night, Mr Speaker, young Stratford scholars staged a scene from Shakespeare’s works—amazed a noble multitude with their art. Mr Speaker, could this right honourable man, the captain of our state, lend his help to make our national poet’s birth a national day? Could he too disclose before the House what Shakespeare means to him?