Head of the Honours and Appointments Secretariat and Ceremonial Officer
The Honours and Appointments Secretariat manages the UK honours system which is used to reward people for merit, service or bravery. The Secretariat is responsible for matters related to honours, civilian gallantry awards, other civilian service awards and senior state and church appointments.
Guidance for departments and the public on the UK honours system and how to nominate someone for an award can be found on the UK Honours System pages on the Directgov website [External website].Honours and Appointments Secretariat
Telephone: 020 7276 2777
The Honours and Appointments Secretariat aim to respond to all correspondence within 15 working days. Current performance against this standard is outlined below.
|October 2009||November 2009||December 2009|
|Issues||Volume||% to standard||Volume||% to standard||Volume||% to standard|
|Letters Acknowledged (15 day correspondence standard)||607||99||579||100||464||100|
|Ministerial Correspondence (15 day correspondence standard)||7||100||2||100||3||100|
|Forms Acknowledged (15 day correspondence standard)||359||100||289||100||262||100|