HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 c1503
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.

The Prime Minister

I think that a stop has been put to it.

Mr. Stevens

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?