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Honours

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many officials in her Department have received honours; and how many honours are held by her officials, broken down by category of honour. [111496]

Since the beginning of 2000, 48 members of the Department of Trade and Industry have received a State honour. The breakdown by level of award is as follows.

Award

Number

KCB1
Kt1
GCMG1
CMG3
CB6
CBE6
OBE12
MBE18

Data are not routinely kept on:

  • The number of awards held by individuals
  • Awards that are not related to official duties
  • Awards already held by staff before joining the Department
  • Awards held by staff transferring to the Department under machinery of Government moves
  • Whether recipients of awards remain in the Department