§ Mr. Straw
In the five-year period from New Year 1999 to Birthday 2003, 170 officials will have received awards in honours lists prepared by my Department, as follows:
total 170, or an average of 34 per annum. This does not include awards in the Royal Victorian Order, which are made personally by The Queen.
- GCMG—6, D/KCMG—21, CMG—50, D/KBE—8, CBE—1, QBE—37, MBE—47:
We are unable to provide the information on the number of honours held by officials as the information is not kept on a database and could only be collected at disproportionate cost.