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Sir John Ackroyd, underwriter, 61; Mr Robert Adley MP, 58; Miss Pat Arrowsmith, socialist and writer, 63; Miss Margaret Barbieri, ballet dancer, 46; Mr Harry Blech, founder of the London Mozart Players, 83; Lady Moyra Browne, former superintendent, St John Ambulance Brigade, 75; Lord Cottesloe, former chairman, the Arts Council, 93; Sir Leonard Crossland, farmer and former chairman, Eaton Ltd, 79; Rear- Admiral Sir Charles Darlington, former Director of the Naval Education Service, 83; Lord Elton, former government minister, 63; Mr Jon Finch, actor, 53; Mr Rory Gallagher, rock guitarist, 44; Mr John Gardner, composer, 76; Mr Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the USSR, 62; Sir Donald Gosling, joint chairman, National Car Parks Ltd, 64; Mr Ronald Groves, former chairman, Meyer International, 73; Lord Howie of Troon, engineer, publisher and journalist, 69; Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, 70; Dame Naomi James, yachtswoman, 44; Miss Jennifer Jones, actress, 74; Mr Robert Lloyd, operatic bass, 53; Sir John Manduell, composer, and principal, Royal Northern College of Music, 65; Mr Hugh Munro, headmaster, Clifton College, 43; Lt- Gen Sir Robert Richardson, 64; Mr Robert Simpson, composer, 72; Mr John Tusa, former managing director, World Service, BBC, 57; Mr John Peter Rhys Williams, rugby player and surgeon, 44; Mr Ian Woosnam, golfer, 35.

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