Government Departments: Flags

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria determine when flags on Government buildings are flown at half mast; and for what reason it was done on Wednesday 21 January.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lords Spokesperson (Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

On Friday 23 January, flags on Government buildings were flown at half mast following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In line with long-standing arrangements, the Union Flag is flown at half-mast on Government buildings following the death of foreign monarchs.

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