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Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority councillors received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire award between May 1997 and November 2006, broken down by political party affiliation. (98877)

Records in the Department for Communities and Local Government showing the number of CBE awards made to local authority councillors for services to local government in England and Wales are available from 2001. In the period from the new year 2001 to the Queen’s birthday 2006 lists, 15 such awards were made. National honours to local authority councillors are awarded for the contribution the individual has made to the local community. The individual’s party political affiliation is not taken into account in assessing potential candidates for honours.