§ Mr. Sean Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he proposes to seek to repeal the Flags and Emblems Act.
§ Mr. Scott
We have no plans to do so. The Act does not ban the peaceful flying of the Irish tricolour in Northern Ireland but we keep the need for, and use of, the Act under review, particularly in the light of the Government's commitment to recognise and respect the identities of both traditions in Northern Ireland.