by John Carey A Scottish local government chief, a leading Scotland Yard police officer and the director of the Spastics Society are among Catholics to get awards in the New Yeal-.5 Honours List.
Dr Lassrs.nce Boyle, the chief executive of Su athclyde Region in Scotland. teceised a knighthood. He has held his present post since 1914, and is a recognised authority on local government linaricc, ea; which he has written extraisively. He is also a Justice of the Peace in Glasgow. • A Queen's Police Medal went to Commander Terry O'Connell, who has just moved from his job of supervising the CID in South London to join the New Scotland Yard team set up to monitor the efficiency of the Metropolitan Police.
Mr James Loring, director of the Spastics Society, was made a CBE. He joined the society in 1960 as its first full-time treasurer and shortly afterwards became the assistant director. In 1967 he was appointed director.
The society has been criticised in the last year by some Catholics, including Women for Life, who alleged that its -Save a Baby" campaign was connected with tests used before abortions were carried out.
Another Catholic to become a CBE was Sister Francis Ellen Henry, former principal of the Notre Dame College of Education in Glasgow.,
She was one of several teachers 'honoured. Others included John Moran Tulley, rector of Our Lady's High School, Motherwell, and Sister Barbara Catherine Mary Walsh, Daughter of Charity SVP, headmistress of St John's School for the Deaf at Boston Spa, Yorkshire, who both got OBE's.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Hanson, lately principal of Holy Cross Girls' Primary School, Belfast, and Sister Bertranda Mulryan, OP, head teacher at . St Roses Infant School Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, were made MBE's.
There were also a significant number of Australian Catholics in the list. They included Bishop John Patrick O'Loughlin of Darwin whO became a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to the Church and to the aboriginal communits Mother Marion Corless and Fr John Heaps, both of New South Wales, were made MBEs one for services to religious education and the other for services to religion and the ethnic community. Fr Vincent Carroll of Kingaroy, Queensland, became an OBE for his work for the Church.
Another man to become an OBE was Mr Allan Panario, the principal professional and technology officer at Britain's Department of Prices and Consumer Protection. Mr Panario is from Worcester Park, Surrey, and is the father of Fr John Panario of St Edmund's Church, Beckenham.