Committee on the Grant of Honours Decorations and Medals

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 13th March 2008.

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Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Labour, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) what rules govern appointments to the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals;

(2) what criteria he applies in appointing members to the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not responsible for the committee or for appointments to the committee. Appointments are made on an ex officio basis. The Secretariat for the committee is based in the Cabinet Office.

Members of the committee serve on an ex officio basis, as follows:

Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood;

Defence Services Secretary;

Permanent Secretary, Home Office;

Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Her Majesty The Queen's Private Secretary;

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence; and

Head of the Home Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary is the Chair.

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