New House Of Lords Appointments Confirmed
The Apprentice star Karren Brady and former Eastenders actor Michael Cashman are among 22 people who are to be appointed to the House of Lords.
Downing Street said the Queen had "graciously" signified "her intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life" on the 22.
It is understood they will receive their appointment in due course.
Also on the list is Sir Michael Farmer, the Conservatives' co-treasurer, who has donated millions of pounds to the party.
His appointment has led to accusations that the party is acting improperly by appointing someone to a position of influence after they have provided large amounts of funding.
Another name on the list, as previously revealed by Sky News, was Ranbir Singh Suri, the founder of Oceanic Jewellers.
Mr Singh ranks among Britain's richest Asians, with a wealth estimated at as much as £40m, and has also donated tens of thousands to the Conservatives.
Sky News had also revealed that West Ham United boss Ms Brady and former Marks and Spencer chief Sir Stuart Rose would be appointed to the upper chamber for the Conservatives.
Both were on the list along with another well-known businesswoman, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Dido Harding.
As also revealed by Sky News, former Facebook executive Joanna Shields is to become Conservative peer.
The Government confirmed the Chair of East London's Tech City and the Digital Advisor to the Prime Minister had made the list.
Labour's best-known peer appointee is Mr Cashman, who has been a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands since 1999.
Mr Cashman appeared in Eastenders between 1986 and 198,9 playing Colin Russell, a gay middle class 'yuppie' who became famous for having the UK's first on-screen gay kiss.
Mr Cashman, who was a founder of the pressure group Stonewall, has been praised for his public support for the gay community and the issues it faces.
The Conservatives appointed 12 new peers in total, Labour appointed three and the Democratic Unionist Party appointed William Hay, the former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, who will sit as a cross bencher.
Most of the six Liberal Democrat names were elected members of councils or former senior figures within the Lib Dem party.