P275 ORACLE 275 Fri31 Dec ITN 0030:12  NEg  1/2  YEAR  1983  TOP TORIES REWARDED As usual the Labour Party has put up no recommendations for political honours in the New Year's List. But Mrs Thatcher takes the opportunity to appoint three top Tories to the Privy Council. They are: Lord Belstead a Foreign Office minister, Solicitor-General Sir Ian Percival and Treasury financial secretary Nicholas Ridley. In addition, she creates four Tory backbench knights: MPs Edward Gardner, Anthony Grant, Kenneth Lewis and Dudley Smith. >>>>>
P275 ORACLE 275 Fri31 Dec ITN 0030:40  NEg  2/2  YEAR  1983  RAIL CHIEF GETS CBE After a year which saw two mafor rail strikes end less than happily for the unions, British Rail's industrial relations chief is rewardedN Mr Clifford Rose is made a CBE in the New Year Honours awards. Britain's ambassador in Beirut during the four-month bombardment of the city by the Israelis is also rememberedN Mr David Robdrts becomes a KBE in the list Former Commission for Racial Equality chief David Lane also becomes a knight while Hong Kong Governor Sir Edward Youde bfcomes a GCMG >>>>>