New Year Honours 2013: Some key facts

  • A total of 1,223 people were recommended to the Queen for an award
  • 1,068 at the level of MBE, OBE and BEM - the British Empire Medal, which was reintroduced after 20 years in 2012 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
  • Women make up 47% of the total list, which includes 13 dames.
  • Awards for sport make up 10% of the total honours
  • A special London 2012 and Paralympic Games list was created to recognise the nation's sportsmen and women.


Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.