UK Honours

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria were used to determine which new year honours should appear in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas List section of the New Year Honours List 2014.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The criterion used for considering awards on the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague)’s Diplomatic Service and Overseas New Year 2014 Honours List was service performed overseas or in the United Kingdom with a significant international component. As with all British honours, recommendations for awards are based on exceptional merit in order to reward excellence in achievement and service in support of British interests.

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