HC Deb 03 July 1905 vol 148 c762
CAPTAIN JESSEL (St. Pancras, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty why the flag on the Admiralty buildings is not hauled down at sunset.


It is the custom in the naval service to haul down the colours at sunset, but the flag of the Admiralty, like the flag of an admiral or the pendant of a commodore or captain, is a symbol of authority, and it has therefore been ordered to be kept flying.