HL Deb 27 January 1988 vol 492 c716WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have considered advising Her Majesty to create new Orders of Distinction more relevant to the values of modern times than, for example, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (1725) and the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ("For God and Empire") (1917).

The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Belstead)

These matters are kept under review and considered from time to time; but the Government have no present intention of advising Her Majesty to create new orders.