HC Deb 07 May 1935 vol 301 cc814-5W

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the timber used in the erection of seats for the purpose of viewing the Jubilee procession from the Admiralty arch to the top of Constitution Hill is wholly or partly of Home and Empire origin; and, if not, why timber of Empire growth was not used?


Empire timber has, I understand, been used by the contractors as far as practicable, having regard to the large quantity required and the sizes available.

Captain A. EVANS

asked the First Commissioner of Works what proportion of the flags exhibited on Government buildings in honour of the King's Jubilee are Welsh and Scottish, respectively?


The lion rampant flag of Scotland is flown on Dover House, Whitehall, and the red dragon flag of Wales is displayed on three prominent public buildings in Whitehall. The cross of St. George representing England and Wales, and the saltires of St. Andrew and St. Patrick, representing Scotland and Ireland, which together form the Union Jack, have been used in association with each other as separate flags or incorporated in banners at a a number of points. Only St. Andrew's saltire flags have been used in the decoration of the Scottish Office.

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