Government: Flags

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th September 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether there are plans to add Merchant Navy day to the official list of dates for flag-flying on Government buildings.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

There are currently no plans to change the list of designated days for flying the Union Flag on Government buildings.

All other flag flying in England, Scotland and Wales is deregulated, and any organisation may fly any flag at any time, so long as they have the necessary planning permission. Therefore, anyone may fly the Red Ensign on Merchant Navy Day if they wish.

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