Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Northern Ireland Airports Authority has been advised of the designated dates to fly the Union flag; why the Union flag was not flown on 12 July at Aldergrove airport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tim Smith
The requirement to fly the Union flag on those prescribed days relevant to Northern Ireland applies to central Government offices only. There is no requirement, therefore, for Northern Ireland Airports Ltd to comply.