Statistics relating to public nominees for Honours
Dear Main Honours Advisory Committee,
I would like to know (for the period of the latest Honours review 2015-2019) what percentage of publicly nominated Honours nominees were awarded Honours - in other words, of the total submissions received by the Cabinet Office for this period, what number were awarded Honours.
If this information is not available, what is the proportion of recipients for the same period that were nominated by the public?
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the borderline. A medal glitters, but it also casts a shadow. The task of
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perfect solution. It is not possible to satisfy everybody without running
the risk of satisfying nobody. All that is possible is to give the
greatest satisfaction to the greatest number and to hurt the feelings of
the fewest." Winston Churchill
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