Local Government: Flags

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage local government bodies to commemorate annual county days and display their county flag.

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

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport encourages government departments and other institutions to fly the Union Flag on the designated days. Flag flying is deregulated and as such no guidance is issued to local government bodies to display county flags to commemorate annual county days.

However, as flag flying is deregulated local government bodies can fly any other flag including county flags on county days without requiring guidance or encouragement from DCMS.

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