HC Deb 21 March 1904 vol 132 c229
SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

; I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state why the flag on the War Office was mast high on Friday last when the Union Jack on all other public buildings in London was half-mast, on account of the death of the Duke of Cambridge.


The flag was correctly and by order hoisted mast high on Friday, the 18th instant, that being the anniversary of the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Louise.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Admiralty flag was hoisted half-mast, and can he say whether the hoisting of the flag at full mast on the War Office was conducted by the same official who hoisted it at half-mast on the relief of Lady-smith?


I am not responsible for the errors of the Admiralty.