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The Earl of Arran, Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland, 56; Miss Polly Bergen, actress, singer and cosmetics executive, 64; Mr Ingmar Bergman, filmmaker, 76; Sir Alan Cockshaw, chairman, AMEC, 57; Miss Vera Di Palma, accountant, 63; Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans, Bath King of Arms, 70; Sir Nigel Fisher, former MP, 81; Mr Gerald Ford, former US President, 81; Mr Leon Garfield, author, 73; Sir David Hardy, chairman, Bankers Trust Investment Management Limited, 64; Mr Illtyd Harrington, former leader of the GLC, 63; Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine, former Air Officer Commanding in Chief, RAF Strike Command and Commander in Chief, UK Air Forces, 62; Mr Robert G. Hughes MP, 43; Lord Hunter of Newington, former Principal, Birmingham University, 79; Miss Sue Lawley, broadcaster, 48; Maj-Gen Cosmo Nevill, 87; Mr Bruce Oldfield, fashion designer, 44; Mr James Otis Purdy, novelist, 71; Lord Rees-Mogg, chairman, Pickering & Chatto, 66; The Right Rev James Smith, Bishop of Bradford, 59; Baroness Stedman, former SDP Chief Whip, House of Lords, 78; Mr Robert Stephens, actor, 63; Sir Richard Trehane, former chairman, Milk Marketing Board, 81; Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, 73.