HL Deb 29 March 1916 vol 21 c530

VISCOUNT MILNER had the following Question on the Paper—

To ask His Majesty's Government whether there is any reason why the Union Jack should not be flown from all Government buildings in the United Kingdom on Empire Day as it is in the self-governing Dominions.

The noble Viscount said: My Lords, the subject of my Question seems a very trifling matter, but I hope I may be able to show your Lordships that it is much more important than it looks at first sight. However, I have received an intimation from the noble Marquess the Leader of the House that it would be convenient to the Government if I postponed my Question for a few days. In the circumstances I ask your Lordships' leave to put it down for next Wednesday.