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Honours

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in his Department have received honours; and how many honours are held by his officials, broken down by category of honour. [111489]

The Home Office holds individual records of those members of staff, who have received awards for each honours list. Accurate statistics, however, are only available for the period from the new year honours list 1999 to the new year honours list 2003.Since the new year honours list 1999, 88 members of the Home Department have received an honour. Of these 36 remain in the Department. One holds a CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath), Two hold CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), Eight hold OBEs (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and 25 hold MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire). Any awards for staff before they joined the department or for achievements not related to official duties have not been included.