Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Flags

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) Union Jack, (b) St George, (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) Flag of Wales flags his Department owns.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times the (a) Union Jack, (b) St George's flag, (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) flag of Wales has been flown from the headquarters of his Department in London in each year since 2015.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Department’s London headquarters is a shared building, which MHCLG jointly occupies with the Home Office and DEFRA. The Home Office manage the property and are responsible for the flying of flags on the property.

The table below sets out the number of number of occasions each flag has been flown in the appropriate years;

  1. Union flag

(b) St George’s

(c) Saltire

(d) flag of Wales

2015

Every day 24/7

St George’s day

1

St Andrew’s day

1

St David’s day

1

2016

Every day 24/7

St George’s day

1

St Andrew’s day

1

St David’s day

1

2017

Every day 24/7

St George’s day

1

St Andrew’s day

1

St David’s day

1

2018

Every day 24/7

St George’s day FIFA world cup

2

St Andrew’s day

1

St David’s day

1

2019

Every day 24/7

St George’s day Women’s FIFA world cup Rugby WC semi-final Rugby WC final

4

St Andrew’s day Women’s FIFA world cup

2

St David’s day Rugby WC semi-final

2

2020

Every day 24/7

0

0

0

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