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Merit Awards

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Lord President of the Council, further to his reply of 5 July to the hon. Member for Falkirk, East (Mr. Ewing), Official Report, column 1131, what consideration he has now given to the provision of merit awards for right hon. and hon. Members.

I have no plans to implement a scheme of merit awards for Members, but the hon. Member's interesting suggestion poses the question of how the parameters of such a scheme would be defined and who would decide whether or not a Member qualified for such an award. It has been suggested that quality of performance is in inverse proportion to quantity.