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Embassies: St David's Day

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Hywel Williams Hywel Williams Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education), Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British embassies held St David’s day celebrations in each of the last five years; and how many are planning celebrations for St David’s day 2012.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The information is not held centrally and could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.

Embassies are free to arrange events to celebrate St David’s day at their discretion. Many embassies also mark St David’s day by flying the Welsh flag, promoting Wales and St David’s day on their websites and attending events organised by local Welsh societies and the Welsh Government.

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