To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 is enforced.
15 November 2021
It is against the law to 'sell' honours or peerages - offering cash for awards - under the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.
Honours are earned, not bought, and the Government does not endorse the use of fee-charging services when submitting nominations. All honours nominations are independently validated and assessed, regardless of the source.
The House of Lords Appointments Commission is an independent non-statutory advisory body with responsibility for vetting nominations for life peers in line with its published criteria.