HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c288W
Mr. Michael Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many State visits have taken place in each of the last five years; and whether ornamental flagstaffs were erected and dismantled in the Mall on each occasion.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The following State visits have taken place:

1969 2
1970 Nil
1971 2
1972 3
1973 3
1974 to date 2

There were flagstaffs in the Mall for all but two of these. On most occasions the flagstaffs were specially erected and dismantled for a particular visit. However, it was possible on one occasion to leave all the poles in position for two closely spaced visits. On two other occasions when visits took place, shortly before and after the Trooping Ceremony, some posts were left in position while others were resited in Horse Guards Approach Road.

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