Miss Audrey Barker, author, 75; Mr Stephen Byers MP, 40; Air Vice Marshal Sir Bernard Chacksfield, 80; M Claude Cheysson, politician, 73; The Right Rev Roderic Coote, former Bishop of Colchester, 78; Mr Liam Cosgrave, former leader of the Fine Gael party in Ireland, 73; Mr Beverley Cross, playwright, 62; Lord Davidson, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 64; Mr Peter Davison, actor, 42; Mr Stanley Donen, film director and producer, 69; Mr Edward Fox, actor, 56; Professor Albert Halsey, sociologist, 70; Sir Jeremiah Harman, High Court judge, 63; Air Marshal Sir Kenneth Hayr, former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, 58; Mr Seamus Heaney, poet, 54; Mr Gary Kasparov, chess champion, 30; Mr Howard Keel, singer and actor, 74; Canon John Kelly, former principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 84; Mr Geoffrey Kenton, actor, 91; Mr Jonjo O'Neill, racehorse trainer, 41; Dame Margaret Price, operatic singer, 52; Sir Stephen Roberts, former chairman, Milk Marketing Board, 78; Miss Barbara Roche MP, 39; Sir Hugh Stewart Bt, 96; Mr Christopher Strauli, actor, 47; Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, 66; Miss Eudora Welty, novelist, 84; Sir John Weston, UK Permanent Representative to Nato, 55; Lt-Gen Sir James Wilson, former chief executive, Tobacco Advisory Council, 72; Miss Marjorie Yates, actress, 52.