Honours

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2015 to Question 19413, if he will change the policy on awards offered by other countries to allow recognition of knighthoods awarded on the advice of the governments of Britain's Overseas Territories.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Service given in and to Britain’s Overseas Territories may be rewarded by the conferral of a British award. These are included in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas List which forms part of HM The Queen’s New Year and Birthday Honours Lists. A knighthood awarded on the advice of the government of a British Overseas Territory is already recognised as it is a British award.

There are no plans to change policy on awards offered by other countries.

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