British Overseas Territories

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December (WA 139-40), what limits are placed on each British Overseas Territory for the nomination of honours.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

Under the UK honours rules there are no limits within which each British Overseas Territory can propose nominations for UK honours. Nominations are proposed for exceptional meritorious service. There are quotas for the numbers of awards for each Overseas Territory and these are reviewed every five years. Nominations may be sent in at any time but are usually submitted at twice yearly stages for the Diplomatic Service and Overseas (DS&O) New Year and Birthday Honours Lists.

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