§ 47. Mr. Mander
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of arranging that in connection with future Honours Lists there shall be published in addition to particulars of public service, information as to donations to party funds for the previous 10 years?
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir. I am satisfied that the safeguards provided by the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act, 1925, and by the observance of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Honours (Cmd. 1789 of 1922) are fully-adequate.
§ Mr. Mander
While appreciating that many Honours conferred are richly deserved, does the Prime Minister not think the time has come to put an end to what is commonly known as the"sale" of Honours.
Can the Prime Minister say why this information should not be given? Can I have an answer to my question, which I think is a legitimate one?