§ Alderman His Grace The Duke of Rutland, C.B.E., D.L., J.P., Alderman and Vice-Chairman Leicestershire County Council.
§ T. L. Adam, Financial Director and Company Secretary, Minnesota 3M Laboratories Limited, Loughborough.
§ C. Adolphe, Midlands Divisional Officer, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, Leicester.
§ Councillor M. E. Appleby, Bingham Rural District Council.
§ Councillor M. D. Beaumont, Chartered Accountant.
§ Alderman K. W. Bowder, O.B.E., Leicester City Council.
§ Councillor Mrs. M. A. R. Boyd, Ilkeston Borough Council and Mayor of Ilkeston.
§ Alderman A. J. Bussell, Derby County Borough Council.
§ Alderman R. W. Chadburn J.P., Kesteven County Council.
§ A. R. Davis, D.L., Clerk to Nottinghamshire County Council.
§ A. C. Dugard, C.B.E., Chairman and Joint Managing Director Cooper and Roe Limited, Nottingham.353W
§ Professor K. C. Edwards, C.B.E., Formerly Professor of Geography, Nottingham University.
§ Alderman E. S. Foster, Nottingham County Borough Council.
§ F. A. Giffen, Joint Managing Director, Weetabix Limited, Kettering, Northants.
§ Professor S. J. Gould, Professor of Sociology, Nottingham University.
§ P. Jenkin-Jones, Deputy Coroner for the Nottingham and Newark Districts of Nottingham shire and for the Borough of Newark ; Solicitor.
§ Alderman S. P. King, O.B.E., J.P., District Organiser, National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers, Lincolnshire.
§ Councillor A. E. Lester, J.P., Nottinghamshire County Council, Chairman, Lesters (Nottingham) Limited.
§ Councillor J. T. Lester, Joint Managing Director, Lesters (Nottingham) Limited.
§ P. J. Lingeman, J.P., Commercial Manager, Ruston-Bucyrus Limited, Lincoln.
§ Alderman Col. P. H. Lloyd, C.B.E., T.D., J.P., D.L., Chairman, Leicestershire County Council, Farmer.
§ Professor R. L. Meek, Tyler Professor of Economics, Leicester University.
§ W. L. Miron, C.B.E., T.D., J.P., D.L., Member of National Coal Board.
§ Alderman Mrs. D. P. Oxenham, C.B.E., J.P., Chairman, Northamptonshire County Council Deputy Chairman, Corby Development Corporation.
§ H. E. Parkin, Area General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers (Derbyshire Area), Chesterfield.
§ A. G. Schroeder, Deputy Managing Director Herbert Morris Limited, Loughborough.
§ Professor M. Seaman, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Business Management, Loughborough University.
§ C. A. Unwin, J.P., Regional Secretary, National Union of General and Municipal Workers, Nottingham.
§ G. B. Walden, J.P., District Officer, Transport and General Workers' Union, Northampton.
§ Dr. J. C. Weston, General Manager, Northampton Development Corporation.
§ Alderman G. N. Wilson, Derbyshire County Council.