§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury why, in the official announcement of the list of Birthday honours, has that list been intituled the Prime Minister's List; what is the reason for this new departure in the form of the official announcement, and at whose suggestion 178 and on whose responsibility has it been made; and whether there is any, and, if so, what, precedent for the announcement of the list of Birthday honours as the Prime Minister's List.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
There was no official announcement of the kind suggested by the hon. Gentleman. I understand that the list of honours was headed in one newspaper in the way suggested, but that is not the ordinary way, and certainly it had no authority from me.