Honours: Knights Bachelor

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Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran. Professor and head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and president, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. For services to medicine. (London, SW20)

Professor David Charles Baulcombe, FRS. Professor of Botany and Royal Society Research Professor, University of Cambridge. For services to plant science. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Andrew John Cash, OBE. Chief executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to healthcare. (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)

Paul Martin Ennals, CBE. Chief executive, National Children's Bureau. For services to children and young people. (London, N6)

Nicholas Alexander Faldo, MBE. For services to golf. (Windsor, Berkshire)

Paul Joseph Patrick Grant. Headteacher, Robert Clack School of Science, Barking and Dagenham, London. For services to local and national education. (London, E11)

Dr William George Hastings, CBE. Chairman, Hastings Hotels. For services to the tourism industry and to the community in Northern Ireland. (Downpatrick, Down)

John Garry Hawkes, CBE. For services to business and to vocational training. (Haywards Heath, West Sussex)

Professor David Forbes Hendry. Professor of Economics, University of Oxford. For services to social science. (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Professor Deian Rhys Hopkin. Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University. For services to higher education and to skills. (London, SE17)

William Ian Ridley Johnston, CBE, QPM. Chief Constable, British Transport Police. For services to the police. (Petts Wood, Kent)

Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE. Actor. For services to Drama and to Charity. (London, SW1x)

Andrew Motion. Formerly Poet Laureate. For services to literature. (London, NW1)

Professor Charles Duncan Rice. Principal and vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen. For services to higher education. (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire)

Professor Christopher Bruce Ricks. Professor of Poetry, University of Oxford and Professor of The Humanities, Boston University, USA. For services to scholarship. (Tetbury, Gloucestershire)

Peter Rogers. Chief executive, London Development Agency. For services to local government. (West Midlands)

Geoffrey Robert Rowland. Bailiff of Guernsey. For services to thecCrown and the community in Guernsey. (Vale, Channel Islands)

David Chetwode Samworth, CBE. For charitable services. (Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire)

Professor William Arnot Wakeham. Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton. For services to chemical engineering and to higher education. (Exeter, Devon)