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Array of Honours for Public Servants

Magazine article Public Finance

Array of Honours for Public Servants

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Public servants have again been richly rewarded in the latest roimd of honours.

The permanent secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government, Peter Housden, who is shortly to become permanent secretary at the Scottish Executive, received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, published on June 12.

Knighthoods also went to Denis O'Connor, chief inspector of constabulary, and Merrick Cockell, leader of me Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and former chair of London Councils.

Lesley Straithie, permanent secretary at Revenue & Customs, was made a dame.

In local government, there were CBEs for George Black, chief executive of Glasgow City Council, and John Schultz, former chief executive of Stockport Borough Council. Steve Thomas, chief executive of the Welsh Local Government Association, also received the CBE, while Nicola Yates, chief executive of Hull City Council, was given an OBE. …

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