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EDM (Early Day Motion) 665: tabled on 15 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes that though the British Empire ceased in 1948 the use of the title continues in the Honours List, with the quaint but out-dated member of the British Empire (MBE), Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Commander of the British Empire (CBE); suggests that, if the United Kingdom is to continue to award honours to its people, the titles be updated so that they reflect the society of today; and calls for the establishment of a special committee of the House to bring forward the necessary reforms.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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HONOURS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'including a review of the circumstances in which an award can be removed in the event of the recipient being found guilty of a criminal offence or other forms of serious misconduct relating to the reasons for the granting of the honour in the first place.'.
Labour, Hendon
EDM 665A1: tabled on 16 January 2002