HC Deb 10 December 1982 vol 33 cc623-4W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Prime Minister if she will define the phrase "For public and political service" as it is used by her in submitting her list for honours.

The Prime Minister

The phrase traditionally used is "For political and public service". I define this as meaning service, whether voluntary or paid, to a political party coupled with other service of a public nature to national or local public life.

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