First Minister Carwyn Jones has told ITV News the St David Awards are an important addition to the existing honours system.
Money's very tight at the moment; we've already got an honours system - why do we need the St David Awards as well? Because it's important that we have a system that complements the existing honours.
It's not an enormous cost - but it does mean we can say to people 'thanks for what you've done, thanks for the contribution you've made to Welsh life'.
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A cloudy start with a scattering of showers spreading eastwards, allowing some warm sunshine to develop from the west during the afternoon.
The Lions are due to depart before the PRO12 and Premiership finals, with the first match taking place on same weekend as Top 14 final.