Forfeiture Committee

Prime Minister written question – answered on 12th February 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Prime Minister

(1) on how many occasions the Forfeiture Committee has met since 1997;

(2) whether peerages fall within the terms of reference of the Forfeiture Committee.

Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party

Arrangements for the Forfeiture Committee are as set out by the then Prime Minister, the right hon. Sir John Major, on 2 December 1994, Hansard, column 923W

"Cancellation is considered in cases where retention of the appointment or award would bring the honours system into disrepute. There are no set guidelines for cancellations, which are considered on a case-by-case basis."

Details of forfeitures are published in the London Gazette. Peerages do not fall within the terms of reference of the Forfeiture Committee.

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