Prime Minister's Resignation Honours
The Prime Minister's Resignation Honours in the United Kingdom are honours granted at the behest of an outgoing Prime Minister following his or her resignation. In such a list, a Prime Minister may ask the monarch to bestow peerages, or lesser honours, on any number of people of his or her choosing (e.g., in the 1997 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours an additional 47 working peers were created at the behest of the three main parties).
A recent change involves oversight by a parliamentary scrutiny committee, to ensure that the honours are appropriate. Some previous lists had attracted criticism. For example, the 1976 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours of Harold Wilson (which became known as the "Lavender List") had caused controversy as a number of recipients were wealthy businessmen whose principles were considered antithetic to those held by the Labour Party at the time.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair did not issue a list, apparently because of the "Cash for Honours" scandal. Gordon Brown did not publish a resignation honours list either, but a dissolution list was issued on his advice (to similar effect).
- Blair's resignation honours list to be vetted The Guardian, 15 May 2007
- PM resignation gongs to be vetted BBC, 16 May 2007
- Blair misses deadline for resignation honours The Guardian, 22 June 2007
- Moss, Vincent. "Gordon Brown to award peerages to John Prescott and Sue Nye - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
-  Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Hope, Christopher; Swinford, Steven (12 July 2016). "Number 10 aides Ed Llewellyn and Craig Oliver to top 'Dave's cronies' resignation honours list". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
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