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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > British honours system
The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of awarding those, deserving on merit, for achievement or service to the country.
The recipients are chosen by the Sovereign, the 'fountain of honour', on the advice of the Prime Minister.
There is usually an elaborate ceremony for bestowing honours, the most famous of which is the well-known "knighting" ceremony, in which the soverign taps the recipiant on the shoulder with a ceremonial sword.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/br/British_honours_system   (530 words)

 British honours system - Biocrawler
The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of rewarding personal bravery, achievement or service to the country.
Honours are split into classes (orders) and graded with different levels being used to distinguish between degrees of achievement or service.
Some life peerages are created not as an honour, but to enable the holder to sit in the House of Lords, either as a legislator or as a judge.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Queen%27s_Birthday_Honours_List   (1669 words)

 DPMC - New Zealand Honours Nominations
Honours lists are issued on the occasion of the New Year (30/31 December), the New Zealand observance of The Queen's Birthday (first Monday in June) and in Special Lists (e.g.
In the case of honours for meritorious services to the community and to other fields of endeavour, announced on the occasion of the New Year and The Queen’s Birthday, a nominee is required to indicate his or her acceptance of the honour before The Queen formally approves the appointment to a particular Order.
If, however, the nominee dies after The Queen has approved the honour but before it is announced, the honour will be announced with a notation to the effect "That Her Majesty’s approval to the honour was given prior to the date of decease".
www.dpmc.govt.nz /honours/nominations/index.html   (830 words)

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The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of awarding those, deserving on merit, for achievement or service to the country.
All British honours, including peerage dignities, spring from the Sovereign, who is considered the fount of honour.
For the aspect of the honours system that most would take issue with is, undoubtedly, the influence of central government.
www.lycos.com /info/british-honours-system.html   (595 words)

  British honours system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom.
Until the 19th century, all peerages were hereditary and, until the end of the 20th century, all English, British and UK peerages (except, until recent times, those for the time being held by women) carried the right to a seat in the House of Lords.
Corruption and honours had always gone hand in hand from the very beginning and there are those who believe that the two are virtually indivisible by the very nature of the patronage process.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_honours_system   (2442 words)

 British honours system - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of awarding for merit those who are deserving, either for achievement or service to the country.
There is usually an elaborate ceremony for bestowing honours, the most famous of which is the well-known "knighting" ceremony, in which the sovereign taps the recipient on the shoulder with a ceremonial sword in what is called the accolade.
Honours are sometimes refused or returned; see list of people who have declined a British honour.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /b/br/british_honours_system.html   (1387 words)

 Discourse.net: December 24, 2003 Archives
Honours and Honors: Why the UK's Honours System Is Under Attack, and What the US Can Learn From It The British press, and thus the British political class, are all in a lather about the Honours system; as a result of a pair of leaks, there is decent chance that the system will be reformed.
Below, I give a quick summary of how the system works, then summarize both the valid and the slightly peculiar aspects of the current criticisms of it, and then discuss what I consider to be the strong case in favor of a non-monetary system of reward and praise for those who contribute to the community.
The biggest problem, however, is how to administer an honors system without falling prey to the opposed dangers of a purely politicized award (pace the recent award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to WSJ Editor Robert L. Bartley) or an over-bureaucratized and self-rewarding one as it appears the British have got.
www.discourse.net /archives/2003_12_24.html   (2337 words)

 British Honours System@Everything2.com
All honours were once the personal gift of the reigning king or queen and the monarch was regarded as the 'fons honorum' or 'the fountain of honour'.
Kings often conferred honours on their mistresses and it is not unknown for money to have changed hands, as there are many occasions on which honours have been sold to raise funds on behalf of those who had the power to bestow them.
Those who have been awarded honours in the highest grades of the Orders of Chivalry or are being made a Knight of the Garter or Thistle, or are receiving an award in the prestigious Order of Merit, or the Royal Victorian Chain receive their honour at a private investiture ceremony.
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 British honours system : MBE
The recipients are chosen by the Sovereign, the 'fountain of honour', on the advice of the Prime Minister.
There is usually an elaborate ceremony for bestowing honours, the most famous of which is the well-known "knighting" ceremony, in which the soverign taps the recipiant on the shoulder with a ceremonial sword.
Non-British citizens sometimes have honours conferred upon them, in which case the awards are "honorary" - the holders are entitled to suffix the order to their name but not style themselves "Sir.....".
www.factspider.com /mb/mbe.html   (717 words)

 The Monarchy Today > Queen and public > Honours
Honours are granted to deserving and high-achieving people from every section of the community, from school crossing officials and charity workers to leaders of industry.
Since The Queen confers honours mostly on the advice of the Cabinet Office, recommendations for honours must be sent to the Ceremonial Secretariat of the Cabinet Office, not Buckingham Palace.
While most honours are awarded on the advice of the Government, there are still certain honours in the United Kingdom that the Sovereign confers at his or her own discretion.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page4872.asp   (421 words)

The British honours system has evolved over the last 1000 years and awards are classified by Orders of Chivalry.
The names of those receiving honours are published in the London Gazette and in the national newspapers.
Recipients of honours are invited to an Investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive their award from The Queen or other senior member of the Royal Family.
www.culture.gov.uk /about_dcms/honours   (283 words)

 What is the Honours system?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service.
The Queen chooses the recipients of Honours on the advice of the Prime Minister and other relevant ministers, to whom recommendations are made by their departments or members of the public.
The Honour of knighthood derives from the usages of medieval chivalry, as does the method normally used to confer the knighthood: the accolade, or the touch of a sword by the Sovereign.
www.britainusa.com /faq/showfaq.asp?SID=333   (1167 words)

 Peerage : search word
The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility which exists in the United Kingdom and is one part of the British honours system.
All British honours, including peerage dignities, spring from the Sovereign, who is considered the fount of honour.
Members of a peer's family are also commoners; the British system thus fundamentally differs from the continental European one, where entire families, rather than individuals, were ennobled.
www.searchword.org /pe/peerage.html   (2212 words)

 The British Honours System
A brief outline of the titles, honours and distinctions which may be awarded to citizens.
Following the publication of the Honours List, investitures are held at which recipients of honours (other than life peers) receive, usually from the Queen, the insignia of the honour (robes, badges, ribbons, etc).
British honours are thought by the public to be awarded on merit, and on the basis of exceptional achievement or service.The following very interesting link says
www.churchill-society-london.org.uk /HnrSystm.html   (1368 words)

 DfES, The Honours System
Perhaps their achievement has brought distinction to British life and enhanced the UK's reputation in a particular area or activity.
Honours can be awarded for all sorts of work, paid or unpaid, but your nominee must still be involved in the activity for which they are nominated.
Honours lists are published twice a year; at New Year and in mid June on the date of The Queen's official birthday.
www.dfes.gov.uk /honours   (198 words)

 Podravka d.d. :: About Podravka
This system has been certified according to ISO 9001:2000 requirements, with six certificates currently in our possession (three in Croatia, two in Poland, and one in Hungary).
It should be mentioned that a Food Safety system based on HACCP principles has also been developed and implemented in the aforementioned areas, as well as in Ital-Ice.
In Croatia, the HACCP system is subject to regular control by the Veterinary Inspection Office.
www.podravka.hr /en/about_podravka/management_system.php   (424 words)

 Study In Britain & Ireland - UK Educational System
The British pattern of education is similar to that of the United States, but differs in appreciable ways.
This advanced level is similar to AP examinations in the United States, and is a transition between secondary and tertiary study.
Many of these exams are monitored or graded by British examination committees under the auspices of British universities (for example, the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in Singapore or the University of London School Examinations Board, etc.).
www.studyinbritain.com /info/uk_educational_system.asp   (308 words)

 Honours - Orders of Chivalry etc
The British Honours system includes a wide range of awards, the majority of which are awarded by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister.
Originally a British Empire Medal was associated with the Order, but since March 1993 no further recommendations have been made for the award of the Medal.
The Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) – unlike the Order of Merit which is a personal award from The Sovereign, the Order of Companions of Honour is made on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
www.leics.gov.uk /index/your_council/about_leicestershire/leicestershire_lieutenancy_index/leicestershire_lieutenancy_honours_orders.htm   (665 words)

 British honours system under scrutiny - www.theage.com.au
The British Government has promised to make the honours system "more transparent" after one the nation's most senior medical scientist threatened to resign over reports that he was "flballed" because of his support for animal experiments.
Twice a year the Queen grants honours ranging from medals to knighthoods, but a parliamentary review will examine allegations that the system is secretive and politically tainted.
"The aim is to provide greater transparency and a greater independent input to the honours process while protecting the confidentiality of individual honours candidates and recipients, and of members of the assessment committees," a spokesman said.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/12/23/1071941725864.html   (501 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Without entering these debates, we'd just like to explain a little about the British honours system and how it operates - after all, love it or loathe it, a title from The Queen still carries a huge amount of prestige and that is a sign of a successful awards system.
The range of honours is as follows:Life Peers - A life peer becomes a baron and is entitled to sit in the House of Lords.
This honour is limited to 65 people a year, who are then entitled to wear the initials CH after their name.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=9377137&postID=110450353338416514   (673 words)

 Privatise the Honours System
One memorandum about a meeting of the main Whitehall honours committee suggested honours are often awarded routinely to those who have reached a certain status or to add interest to the announcement of new awards.
The degree of honour awarded seems to be closely related to the social status of the recipient, i.e.
They are valued both because they are at the top of the system and because the honour entails a seat in the legislature for life.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /hons.html   (1610 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Reject Ruritanian relics
Not so long ago the British honours system included a junior medal, the BEM, for those who did not qualify "by rank" for higher awards and were expected to receive their gong from a minister not a monarch.
Even the chief beneficiaries, senior civil servants, seem embarrassed by a system that allows a school cleaner to hope for nothing more that an MBE, but a foreign office bureaucrat to pencil in the due dates for a CMG and then KCMG into the office diary.
Of course, at present the system is riddled with flummery and unfairness.
www.guardian.co.uk /leaders/story/0,3604,1143773,00.html   (341 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
The British honours system is one of the oldest in the world and can appear to be relatively complicated.
The honours system recognises a diverse range of activity so generalised criteria are not a reliable guide to the level of award.
The award of an honour makes the nominee a member of an Order and to become a member you have to be alive (in much the same way as membership of a football team).
www.honours.gov.uk /faqs   (1532 words)

 House of Commons - Public Administration - Written Evidence
Such work ought not to be done in the hope of gaining an honour, which is an unworthy and demeaning motive likely to distort behaviour in socially undesirable ways, for example by encouraging kow-towing and inhibiting the utterance of proper criticism.
Honours for leading scientists involved in animal experiments and GM crop research are said to have been blocked by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.
The great interest currently being shown in the honours system encourages me to place on record, in case it is of use in reforming the system, three instances where I have had direct experience of its workings.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmpubadm/212/212we85.htm   (1678 words)

 Royal Victorian Order -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Order is the second-most junior order of chivalry in the British honours system (in terms of both age and precedence), senior only to The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The Order was created at a time when all honours were bestowed by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister and other ministers.
The British Sovereign is the Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/KCVO   (1627 words)

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