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Dr Dannie Abse, physician, surgeon and poet, 69; Dr William Bullen, former company chairman, 74; Mr John Caird, theatre director, 44; Sir George Cartland, former vice-chancellor, University of Tasmania, 80; Miss Maria Charles, actress, 63; Dr David Drewry, director, British Antarctic Survey, 45; Professor Samuel Finer, Emeritus Professor of Government and Public Administration, Oxford University, 77; Dr Liam Fox MP, 31; Mr William Franklyn, actor, 66; Miss Gina Fratini, fashion designer, 61; Mr Colin Graham, musical director, 61; Sir James Henry, former chairman, Foreign Compensation Commission, 81; Professor Sir Frederick Holliday, independent chairman, Joint Committee of the Councils for Nature Conservation, 57; Miss Joan Jett, rock singer, 34; Mr Graham Jones, headmaster of Repton, 48; Miss Deborah Lavin, principal of Trevelyan College, Durham University, 53; Professor Norbert Lynton, art historian, 65; Sir Charles Mander, company director and Lloyd's underwriter, 71; Sir Nigel Mobbs, chairman, Slough Estates, 55; Lord Moran, former High Commissioner in Canada, 68; Miss Catherine Oxenberg, actress, 31; Captain Mark Phillips, horseman and course designer, 44; Mr George Richardson, chairman, Richardson Greenshields of Canada, 68; Lord Saye and Sele, banker, 72; Mr Clive Small, radio correspondent, 67; Miss Fay Weldon, author, 61; Sir John Wickerson, former president of the Law Society, 55; Lord Younger of Prestwick (George Younger), former government minister, 61.
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