In the London Gazette June 12th 2004 the reason for Sir Fred’s K is listed as “services to banking”
Frederick Anderson Goodwin, Group Chief Executive,
Royal Bank of Scotland. For services to Banking.
Indeed the No.10 briefing on the honours list said:
In the business world there was a DBE for Deirdre Hutton, Executive Chair of the National Consumer Council who had done a huge amount over the last decade to help consumers and promote their interests. There were Knighthoods for David Bell, the Chair of the Financial Times Group; Hugh Collum, Chair of British Nuclear Fuels plc; Peter Crane, the dynamic Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; Fred Goodwin, Group Chief Executive at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he undertook many challenging projects that benefited both his company and the Scottish economy as a whole; and Julian Horn-Smith, the highly respected Group Chief Operations Officer for Vodafone.
No mention of the Prince’s Trust in either citation.
Perhaps Ms Harman would like to apologise during Business Questions for misleading the House.