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Honours

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Blunkett Lord Blunkett Labour

Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 January (HL106), how many people received a CBE or higher honour in the New Year Honours List 2020 in each of (1) the regions in England, and (2) the nations of the UK.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Significant progress has been made in recent years to improve diversity in the honours system. For example, we now consistently see around half of awards overall going to women, and in the New Year 2020 Honours List, 44% of senior honours went to women. Around 10% of awards go to recipients from a BAME background. We welcome more nominations from under-represented regions and we are running a programme of regional events to promote the system in those areas most under-represented.

Statistical information held in relation to the regional breakdown of recipients at CBE level or higher on the New Year Honours List 2020 can be found below. Data is collected using county and aggregated into regional figures.

REGION

NUMBER OF NY20 RECIPIENTS AT CBE AND ABOVE

PERCENTAGE OF NY20 RECIPIENTS AT CBE AND ABOVE

PERCENTAGE OF UK POPULATION

EAST

8

5.2%

9.3%

EAST MIDLANDS

3

1.9%

7.2%

LONDON

74

47.4%

12.9%

NORTH EAST

2

1.3%

4.1%

NORTHERN IRELAND

4

2.6%

2.9%

NORTH WEST

9

5.8%

11.2%

SCOTLAND

7

4.5%

8.4%

SOUTH EAST

32

20.5%

13.7%

SOUTH WEST

3

1.9%

8.4%

WALES

1

0.6%

4.8%

WEST MIDLANDS

7

4.5%

8.9%

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE

5

3.2%

8.4%

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