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HONOURS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 665A1: tabled on 16 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Derek Wyatt on 15 January 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.